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

Rift in Democratic Party over education policy spotlighted in record outside spending – KPCC

Record Spending Ahead of CA Primary, as Education Policy Divides State’s Democrats | The 74

Black students nearly 4x as likely to be suspended – USA Today

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

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

Report: Fewer School Suspensions, Lots of Absences – ABC News

Remember when teacher evaluations were the subject of controversy in LA Unified? Not anymore | 89.3 KPCC

Black preschoolers still get suspended much more frequently than white ones – LA Times

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School – Huffington Post

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers : NPR Ed : NPR

What New Yorkers Recall About School Integration Efforts of Earlier Era – WNYC

Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions | The Daily Caller

Nevada Completes Common Core Computer Testing after Meltdown Last Year — THE Journal

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests – The Hechinger Report

This is the most racist math test you’ll ever see – Vox

Angered by Stanford assault, SF school leader reveals own rape – SFGate

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