Arne Duncan, President Obama’s former Education Secretary, joins Brookings – @ThinkTankWatch

A Game of Musical Chairs, Played With Schools, Divides the Upper West Side – The New York Times

Half of teachers comfortable with tech, but most use it for testing | Education Dive

Department Of Education Report Shows Racial Disparity In Student Suspensions : NPR

As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better : NPR Ed : NPR

Schools in Wichita learn to adapt to the needs of their refugee students | Public Radio International

New Pittsburgh superintendent faces more questions on resume…

Feds sue over NYC principal who they say targeted black teachers – The Washington Post

ICYMI: There was a fire drill shooting in Boston last week | VICE | United States

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