Roundup: Big Spending By Teachers & Reformers In Local California Races

Spending by oil companies, education advocates, business groups and labor unions reaches record levels – LA Times

‘Don’t force us to give up our school’: A Mississippi town is being told to integrate – The Washington Post

20th Street Elementary parents protest potential change in school management – LA Times

Active-shooter drills help schools prepare for the worst: AP Article

One Student Tries To Help Others Escape A ‘Corridor Of Shame’ : NPR Ed

What One District’s Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence : NPR Ed : NPR

Harvard Graduate Student’s Speech Resonates With Educators : NPR

School superintendent candidate proposes $14k raise for Washington teachers

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