Roundup: Detroit Has Most Chronic Absences, Malia Graduates Today

Today in the world of education news

Denver Detroit leads major districts in absences – AP

Malia Obama to graduate from high school Friday |

See also: Malia Obama graduates from high school this week | PBS NewsHour

NYC Schools Punished Teenagers for Being Victims of Sexual Assault, Complaints Say – NYT

Michigan legislature approves $617 million bailout package for Detroit schools – The Washington

When the Doors to A Dual Language School Don’t Feel Open to Everyone – WNYC

Common, Yo-Yo Ma, Arne Duncan promote ‘reimagining high school’ | Chicago Sun-Times

Not doing it: Fewer high school kids are having sex –

Emergency meeting set as incoming Pittsburgh schools superintendent’s future uncertain | TribLIVE

Former EdSec Arne Duncan Joins Board Of Pluralsight | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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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