New Jersey Changes Names of Common Core Standards, Makes Few Changes – State EdWatch – Education Week

New York Schools Struggle With New Rules to Help Students Learning English – The New York

Teach For America Ends Pre-Training Pilot Focused on Cultural Competency #teaching

WGN: Corruption behind Removal of Chicago Principal “Runs Very Deep & Very High” – YouTube

After teachers union protest, tensions rise on shared LAUSD-charter campus | 89.3 KPCC

Investigation: Chicago Schools Not in Need of State Takeover – ABC News

Chicago Public Schools Expand Guidelines For Transgender Students : NPR

High school yearbook misidentifies Muslim student as ‘Isis Phillips’ – LA Times

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