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BEST OF THE WEEK

DNA Info: Teachers Union Regrets ‘F The Police’ Comment, But Activists Don’t

See also: ‘F The Police’ Speaker At Teacher Rally Not With CPS, But Union Takes Heat http://ow.ly/10sxA3

See also Slate: Chicago Teachers Union is going through an awkward radicalization http://ow.ly/10swDV

Politico: Bill Clinton: Hillary thinks feds require too many tests at school http://ow.ly/10swSo

See also NYT:Education Overhaul Advocates Express Concern About Bill Clinton’s Remarks on Testing

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

WSJ: Push in Connecticut to Exclude State Tests From Teacher Evaluations

The Atlantic: Trying to Revive Neighborhood High Schools in Austin, Chicago, Amid a System of Choice 

Politico: Hillary Clinton’s union problem http://ow.ly/10sx3K [subject of forthcoming column]

Hechinger Report: A District Fights An Influx Of Black And Hispanic Students http://ow.ly/10sxhq

FROM “THE GRADE”

NYT Gets SAT/ACT Surge Story Half Right  

Seattle Times & NBC Coverage Of Teacher Predictions Study Stand Out  

More Kudos For TBTs’ Segregation Story (But I’m Getting Impatient)

See also Tampa Bay Times Investigation Generates Federal Inquiry 

New Spencer Education Fellows To Dive Into Big Data, Refugee Education, & Gentrification

KICKERS

New York Teen Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Colleges

ChalkbeatDET: The extreme sacrifices Detroit parents make to get their kids to better schools

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 alexanderrusso@gmail.com.