Alexander Russo is an education writer whose work has appeared in Slate, Miller-McCune, The Washington Monthly, City Limits, the Huffington Post, National Review, and Washington Post. He is also the creator of two education blogs, “This Week In Education” and “District 299: The Chicago Schools Blog” (sponsored by the Chicago Tribune). The Washington Post recently named “This Week In Education” one of its best education blogs of 2010. Chicago Magazine has named “District 299” one of the best blogs in the city. He has been a guest commentator on WBUR’s “On Point,” WNYC’s “On The Media,” Chicago Public Radio, Chicago Public Television, and Fox TV Chicago. Before becoming a writer, Alexander was a teacher, an education researcher, and a policy advisor to Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Jeff Bingaman, and Ramon Cortines (currently the superintendent of schools in Los Angeles). He has an MA in Education Policy from Harvard and a BA from Stanford. During 2008-2009, Alexander was a Spencer Education Journalism Fellow at Columbia University.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Alexander Russo and other top speakers and celebrities.