Roundup: Opt-Outs, DCTU Victory, Chicago Teachers vs. Police

Opt-Outs Persist as Exams Begin Across New York – WSJ

Teachers union touts victory in evaluation fight – The Washington Post

FOP want Chicago Teachers Union to condemn rally comments to ‘F— the police’ | Chicago Sun-Times

Besieged teachers unions reach out to their members | EdSource

Taking High School Courses In College Costs Students And Families Nearly $1.5 Billion : NPR Ed : NPR

Arne Duncan On Chicago: ‘I Didn’t Think It Could Get Worse, But It Has’ – Chicago

New York Teen Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Colleges

CPS Tells Kids They Got Into Coveted School, Takes It Back – Old Town – Chicago

Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at