Roundup: Detroit Bailout, Kansas Funding, WA State Absentee Dispute

Today in the world of education news

WA has 2nd highest rate of student absenteeism in U.S., Feds say | The Seattle Times ow.ly/4Pun3015b3h

Education reform-backed candidates sweep California primary elections – LA School Report ow.ly/1Rrj3015aTg

Latest: Snyder Says $617M Detroit Schools Bailout a ‘Fresh Start’ – ABC News ow.ly/WBb73015ak0

Kansas Governor Backs $38M Schools Fix for Special Session – ABC News ow.ly/N4453015anA

Annual summer meals program closes hunger gap for students | Education Dive ow.ly/eFpb3015bv6

Maryland Testing Commission not expected to make major cuts to hours of testing – Baltimore Sun ow.ly/wHCC3015boi

Calif. Charter Network Can’t Block Union Organizers, Emails, Judge Rules – Teacher Beat – Education Week ow.ly/1ZgJ3015bfu

See also: Mixed ruling on claims Alliance charter school leaders obstructed teachers union organizing | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/Aqm43015aYU

Vermont Consolidation Effort Profiled by PBS NewsHour Fails – State EdWatch – ow.ly/ZJOq3015ae1

Digital Age Tests Security of SAT Exams – The Takeaway – WNYC ow.ly/eEWz3015aA6

New York City to Help Blacks and Hispanics Attend Elite High Schools – The New York Times ow.ly/xevw3015a2L

See also: City to Recruit More Blacks, Latinos for Specialized High Schools – WNYC ow.ly/v7dD3015auE

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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.