Roundup: Teacher Tenure In CA, Disproportionate Discipline in VA, Plus “Grit” Takedown Study

California’s teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill – LA Times ow.ly/ceOf300zdfT

Vergara plaintiffs file latest appeal, wade into legislative debate on teacher job protections | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/tN7m300zcl0

Foes of teacher tenure, seniority appeal to state Supreme Court – SFGate ow.ly/rxQ6300zcH0

Report: Virginia’s black students three times as likely as whites to face suspension – The Washington Post ow.ly/bl4x300zc89

VA School suspensions disproportionately impact minorities | Fusion pllqt.it/u97r3u

Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory. – The Washington Postow.ly/GMIB300zc5M

Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/6ZUj300zcgb

Texan Who Posted Extreme Views Loses Runoff for State Education Post – The New York Times ow.ly/z0OZ300zcdn

Philadelphia plan to fund pre-K would tax soda by the ounce | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/bv7a300zcJT

Teacher abuse payouts top $300 million as L.A. Unified misses warning signs – LA Times ow.ly/TwIt300zddM

Kentucky thoroughly sold its educators on Common Core. How? – The Hechinger Report ow.ly/Kh8H300zdzn

Jia Lee, Opt-Out Activist, Wants To Shake Up The UFT’s “Closed Door Negotiations” : Gothamist ow.ly/nKO1300zdvl

This company says it can predict whether a teacher will be any good — before entering a classroom wapo.st/1XRBPCt

Complaint Alleges Texas Charter Schools Abusing Visa Program – ABC News ow.ly/zNSS300zcts

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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.