Revised Common Core tests spark little debate, no widespread boycotts this year: The New Orleans Advocate

What Difference Does A Dollar Make? : NPR Ed : NPR

What Happened When One Of New Jersey’s Poorest School Districts Increased Spending – WNYC

In Chicago Schools, $11,000 Doesn’t Mean What It Means In The Suburbs | WBEZ

Cries about national teacher shortages might be overblown – The Hechinger Report

Black Lives Matter Gave Him Fame, but Baltimore Isn’t Biting – ABC News

See also: Obama Says Movements Like Black Lives Matter ‘Can’t Just Keep on Yelling’ – The New York Times

(The Latest) Corruption Charges In Detroit’s Struggling Schools : NPR Ed : NPR

D.C. staggers bell times at rival high schools after an uptick in conflicts – The Washington Post

Texas Teachers Union Sues to Block New Evaluation System – Teacher Beat – Education Week

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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