Charter school groups spending big in California legislative races | 89.3 KPCC

States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Policy – The New York Times

Struggling schools hope arts focus can provide a boost

Now celebrating 20 years, Stand for Children is in 11 states and employes 140 staffers

Audit to examine whether Alliance charter schools spent public funds on ‘anti-union campaign’ | 89.3 KPCC

CPS sending buses of protesters to Springfield to lobby on school funding – Chicago Tribune

Firm to pay $11.5 million to settle SF school-bus lawsuit – SFGate

Nation’s most prestigious school science competition has new sponsor: Regeneron – The Washington Post

171 survive in National Spelling Bee, but only 45 advance

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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