Roundup: School Finance Lawsuits, UCLA Shooting, Racial Disparities

Since 1950, judges in 23 states have ruled school finance formulas unconstitutional @Daarel…

Anxious parents watch and worry over UCLA shooting – LA Times

Report on racial disparities in gifted and magnet programs gets strong reaction – The Washington Post

Kansas Faces New Budget Woes Amid School Funding Fight – ABC News

Portland Parents Grill Superintendent Smith Over Lead Lapses At Portland Schools | KUOW News and Information

NYC invites more schools to try diversity initiatives: via @SchoolBook

Chicago School Funding Fight Focuses On Class Sizes | WBEZ

Some FL Schools Want to Flunk Kids Who Opt Out of Standardized Tests | TakePart

State officials find LA Unified shortchanged students | EdSource

The Education Practice That Is Costing Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars “School suspensions = $$$$$.”

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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