At least $2.6B in fed funding goes to districts that are wealthier on average – US News

New Orleans school unification committee to meet for first time

Kansas Parents Worry Schools Are Slipping Amid Budget Battles – The New York Times

Take A Ride With A Kentucky School Bus Driver NPR

High Lead Levels Discovered In Chicago School’s Drinking Fountains

Teach for America retools efforts to recruit graduates from top colleges

Why a High School in Connecticut’s Richest County Has Been Failing for 50 Years – The Atlantic

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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