Roundup: Clinton’s Pre-K Plan, Weingarten on Charters

With costs unclear, Clinton lays out ambitious plans for early education | EdSource

Union President, Randi Weingarten, Defends Hillary Clinton on Charter Schools – The New York Times

State says L.A. Unified spends improperly, must redirect hundreds of millions of dollars – LA Times

Without New State Aid, Chicago Won’t Open This Fall, CEO Says – State EdWatch – Education Week

Lots of black students, few special ed students at Washington’s first charter schools | KUOW News and Information

How Downtown Manhattan Wants to Create More Integrated Schools –

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