Roundup: Bathroom Access, Detroit’s Demise, SF Opts Out Of TFA

Few Solutions in Texas School Finance Ruling – The New York Times

Detroit schools’ decline and teacher sickout reflect bad economy and demographic shifts – LA Times

SF school leaders give Teach for America a time-out – San Francisco Chronicle

Gov. Wolf pledges to veto bill that diminishes teacher seniority

CPS: School budget cuts next year could top 20 percent, absent state action – Chicago Tribune

Abdul Wright of Best Academy is 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year | Star Tribune

How Denver Public Schools will decide to close low-performing schools | Chalkbeat

Some embrace Obama administration’s transgender directive, others vow to fight – The Washington Post

In Many School Districts, Transgender Bathroom Access Is The Norm : NPR

A transgender 9-year-old tells her story – LA Times

Math. Science. Recess. Minecraft? Twitch club brings gaming to school – 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