Roundup: TN Cancels Testing/Contract, Plus Election Wins/Losses

Tennessee cancels standardized testing in elementary and middle schools, citing delayed delivery of exams – WPost

Knox County cancels TNReady for grades 3-8 after state terminates contract with test company

Longest-serving member on Md. school board is defeated in election – The Washington Post

DeRay Mckesson finishes 6th in Democratic primary for Baltimore mayor – Baltimore Sun

Struggling School Districts Find Little Help In Pennsylvania

Current, Former Detroit Principals Charged in Bribery Case – ABC News

Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woes – AP Article

Chicago Public Schools making contingency plans for possible strike – Chicago Tribune

Mississippi Eyes National Board-Certified Talent for High-Needs Districts – Teacher Beat – Education Week

4th New Orleans charter school votes for union: International High |

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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