Roundup: School Finance Lawsuits, UCLA Shooting, Racial Disparities

Since 1950, judges in 23 states have ruled school finance formulas unconstitutional @Daarel edweek.org/ew/articles/20…

Anxious parents watch and worry over UCLA shooting – LA Times pllqt.it/MBYfEk

Report on racial disparities in gifted and magnet programs gets strong reaction – The Washington Post ow.ly/sM5l300Qc0c

Kansas Faces New Budget Woes Amid School Funding Fight – ABC News ow.ly/SawE300Qcoa

Portland Parents Grill Superintendent Smith Over Lead Lapses At Portland Schools | KUOW News and Information ow.ly/AKC0300QcwM

NYC invites more schools to try diversity initiatives: wny.cc/Mme3300O8Ow via @SchoolBook

Chicago School Funding Fight Focuses On Class Sizes | WBEZ ow.ly/msQ6300QcPS

Some FL Schools Want to Flunk Kids Who Opt Out of Standardized Tests | TakePart ow.ly/AfH5300Qdqa

State officials find LA Unified shortchanged students | EdSource ow.ly/7HZL300QcAI

The Education Practice That Is Costing Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars ow.ly/g64T300Qdww “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 alexanderrusso@gmail.com.