Roundup: New Orleans, Philadelphia, LA, North Carolina

Do new charter schools really cost L.A. Unified more than $500 million a year? – LA Times ow.ly/dNLB3006pKB

It’s Unlikely North Carolina Schools Would Lose Federal Funding Over HB 2 ow.ly/Xm643006qfT

25 hedge fund managers earned more last year than every kindergarten teacher in America – Vox ow.ly/fxnS3006upX

Bill to end seniority in teacher layoffs heads to Wolfow.ly/JHW83006ujS

New Orleans tries to mix charter schools with democracy: Is this the district of the future? – The Washington Post ow.ly/aR1A3006pYC

CA must include suspension rates as measure of school success | EdSource ow.ly/MpBp3006sVz

Study: Black teachers more likely to recommend black students for gifted programs ow.ly/4IUL3006uoD

School bullying is serious public-health problem, federal panel says | The Seattle Times ow.ly/ux8q3006usR

Court Sides With Teacher in N.Y. Evaluation-Rating Lawsuit – Teacher Beat – Education Week ow.ly/FcaF3006un8

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 alexanderrusso@gmail.com.