Roundup: DC Teacher Appeal, Canceling Obama Prep, Overlooked ELLs

First DCPS Teacher To Win Arbitration Over Evaluation System Discusses His Case | WAMU 88.5

Gifted, But Still Learning English, Many Bright Students Get Overlooked : NPR Ed :

LA Unified’s internal investigator becomes flashpoint in charter school debate | 89.3

Lusher teachers plan to form union, representative says – Uptown Messenger

How a Denver elementary school is using pop music and viral videos to teach social skills | Chalkbeat

Immigrant students being blocked from enrolling in school – Associated Press

Ald. Brookins to head Ed committee, seeks to cancel Obama Prep HS | Chicago Sun-Times

L.A., Detroit Try to Simplify Application Process for School Choice Options – K-12 Parents and the Public – Education Week

Puerto Rico Church Strips Teachers of Pension Amid Crisis – ABC News

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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