New Orleans Plan: Charter Schools, With a Return to Local Control – The New York Times

Yes, the feds could pull North Carolina’s education funding for violating transgender civil rights – Washington Post

U.S. Urges Colleges to Rethink Questions About Criminal Records – The New York Times

Teacher prep programs attracting/accepting disproportionate share of white candidates

NYC mayor draws scrutiny over developer-funded pet project –

Union-commissioned report says charter schools are bleeding money from traditional ones – LA Times

Don’t just invest in charter schools’: school board seeks help to grow L.A. Unified’s best programs | 89.3 KPCC

How migrant students from Central America get shut out of some US schools | Public Radio International

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