Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

Study: No Child Left Behind Improved Teacher Attendance in Struggling Schools | The 74

National Teacher of the Year: I was a teen mom, and it was teachers who changed my life – Washington Post

Michigan Caught between Common Core and other state’s old standards :: SI&A Cabinet Report

School choir invited back to 9/11 memorial after being cut off midperformance –

Charter schools sharing LAUSD campuses: Nobody loves it, everyone has to live with it | 89.3 KPCC

Teacher unions return to some New Orleans schools –

L.A. Schools Insist 6,000 High School Seniors With Failing Grades Are ‘On Track’ to Graduate in 6 Weeks | The 74

Detroit principal pleads guilty in kickback scam – AP Article

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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