Gates Chief Acknowledges Common-Core Missteps…

School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think @The74

Bethune-Cookman Students Still Reeling From A Year That Saw 13 Shooting Victims: NPR

Contentious Lusher board meeting reflects lingering tensions over union issue |

The nation’s largest school districts are rushing to fill the coding gap | PBS NewsHour

Seattle expels preschool kids three times as often as K-12 students. Here’s how to change that. | The Seattle Times

Fact-checking the LA teachers union’s charter school costs estimate | 89.3 KPCC

Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy posts – AP Article

Feds: Detroit Paid $1.27M for Tutoring That Wasn’t Provided – ABC News

D’oh! A misspelled word on this high school diploma – LA Times

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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