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

It’s Unlikely North Carolina Schools Would Lose Federal Funding Over HB 2

25 hedge fund managers earned more last year than every kindergarten teacher in America – Vox

Bill to end seniority in teacher layoffs heads to

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

CA must include suspension rates as measure of school success | EdSource

Study: Black teachers more likely to recommend black students for gifted programs

School bullying is serious public-health problem, federal panel says | The Seattle Times

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

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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