Roundup: Transgender Bathrooms, Federal ESSA Conflict

U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms

See also: Reaction To White House Directive On Transgender Bathrooms : NPR

USDE says it’s trying to protect poor children. A senator says they’re trying to break the law. – WashPost

Report: California’s charter schools lag behind traditional schools in graduating students | EdSource

CA schools will soon be on the hook for things like suspensions, attendance and graduation rates – LA Times

LAUSD votes to create thousands more magnet school seats in 2017 – LA Times

LAUSD makes $$ from charters, contradicting @UTLAnow-funded study, docs show.  LA School Report

Va. governor moves to upend traditional high school – The Washington Post

DC School Chief’s Plea for Contractor Cash Draws Complaint – ABC News

Principals bracing to lose 20 percent in school budgets | Chicago Sun-Times

More Chicago kids live in ‘affluence bubble’ than in most U.S. cities – Crain’s Chicago Business

Children in disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to see local schools close. | USAPP

NAACP in St. Petersburg calls for Pinellas school superintendent Mike Grego to resign | Tampa Bay 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