Chicago Teachers Union Decides Against Taking Strike Vote – ABC News See also Tribune

Online Testing in Georgia Disrupted by Glitches – Market Brief

N.J. revises, renames Common Core academic standards |

School-related civil rights complaints

Chancellor Encourages Schools to ‘Re-Brand’ Better – WNYC

Zuckerberg and Chan Hire Education Leader to Run Philanthropic Effort – The New York Times See also EdWeek

Garfield High choir teacher placed on leave | The Seattle Times

How Much Does It Cost To Educate A Student In Michigan? (Or, In The U.S.?) : NPR

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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