Decade after Katrina, New Orleans poised to regain schools : AP Article

D.C. teachers protest salaries and failed contract negotiations – The Washington Post

Michigan House Passes Legislation to Pay Off Debt of Detroit Schools – WSJ

Survey: Nearly half of teachers would quit now for higher-paying job

ALEC summit in Pittsburgh to attract lawmakers, controversy | TribLIVE

Donald Trump Says He Likes Local School Boards, But Don’t Tell That to Los Angeles -Education Week

Randi Weingarten: Donald Trump’s Rhetoric Has Contaminated Schools – Politics K-12 – Education Week

Top State Senator Attacks de Blasio on School Control Push – The New York Times

Funding US Schools | OPB

Emanuel: Teachers union tax ideas not an answer for school funding – Chicago Tribune

Police: Gunman Killed Estranged Wife Outside High School – ABC News

Deep Inside New York’s JFK Airport, There’s A High School : NPR Ed : NPR

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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