Roundup: California Primary Fights, Civil Rights Report Results, Plus Common Core

Police shootings, affordable housing and billions in school bonds on local ballots this week – LA Times ow.ly/aYYz3010eVO

Rift in Democratic Party over education policy spotlighted in record outside spending – KPCC ow.ly/hDFa300Z8wZ

Record Spending Ahead of CA Primary, as Education Policy Divides State’s Democrats | The 74 pllqt.it/MpBscc

Black students nearly 4x as likely to be suspended – USA Today ow.ly/T9KB3010gQf

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers | WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio ow.ly/ewNL3010frb

Five eye-opening figures from the U.S. Education Department’s latest civil rights data dump – The Washington Post ow.ly/ljhc3010eYa

Report: Fewer School Suspensions, Lots of Absences – ABC News ow.ly/Mo4p3010fbD

Remember when teacher evaluations were the subject of controversy in LA Unified? Not anymore | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/i3LU3010f6G

Black preschoolers still get suspended much more frequently than white ones – LA Times pllqt.it/kLEJqB

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School – Huffington Post ow.ly/x64l3010dXP

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers : NPR Ed : NPR pllqt.it/QElPJx

What New Yorkers Recall About School Integration Efforts of Earlier Era – WNYC ow.ly/xsi13010fmJ

Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions | The Daily Caller ow.ly/7MnC3010gOG

Nevada Completes Common Core Computer Testing after Meltdown Last Year — THE Journal ow.ly/RoYg3010gJT

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests – The Hechinger Report ow.ly/6kKa3010eSz

This is the most racist math test you’ll ever see – Vox bit.ly/1UmawdU

Angered by Stanford assault, SF school leader reveals own rape – SFGate ow.ly/PwD03010fPE

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.