Detroit schools back in session after promise teachers will be paid – The Washington Post

Government reports drop in overall crime in nation’s schools | McClatchy DC

School crime rates down in most every category — except sex crimes at colleges – The Washington Post

North Dakota, Wyoming Move Away From Smarter Balanced Tests – Edweek –…

Fight brewing over new school accountability system…

Chicago Teachers Union says it still hasn’t decided timing on strike – Chicago Tribune

Obama White House Reflects on K-12 Legacy – Politics K-12 – Education Week

In Colorado, School Funding Lags Despite A Booming Economy | CPR

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