Roundup: Grad Rate Record, Chicago Showdown, Teacher-Student Relationships

U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks Another Record – Education Week

TX leads nation in teacher-student sexual assaults/relationships |

Chicago Teachers Union blames state school spending impasse on lack of leadership – Chicago Tribune

CTU prez suggests teachers could forgo some raises in contract | Chicago Sun-Times


Mississippi Bans Public Contributions to Superintendents’ Association – State EdWatch – Education Week

17 people, including officer, exposed to pepper spray during brawl at L.A. high school – LA Times

Question on Utah biology test about aborting fetus prompts policy change |

Principal Hired to Revive Struggling Boys and Girls High School May Leave – The New York Times

When you’re 21 and this is your second campus shooting…

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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