Roundup: EdSec Touts Arts & Sciences, Minnesota Tenure Law Challenged

Education Secretary John King: It’s Time To Stop Ignoring The Arts And Sciences

Suit accuses Minnesota of protecting bad teachers at students’ expense –

Teacher Tenure Is Challenged Again in a Minnesota Lawsuit – The New York Times

In San Juan, San Jose and Poway, districts & unions innovate to evaluate teachers | EdSource

New York considering using scores on AP exams and SAT subject tests in evaluations | Chalkbeat

These 3 California school districts allow staff to pack guns to work – LA Times

The Trump Effect’: Hatred, Fear And Bullying On The Rise In Schools

Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ Makes Its Way Into NYC’s High School Curriculum : NPR

Balloon ‘spacecraft,’ prosthetic limbs and subway vacuums thrill White House science fair

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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