Roundup: Duncan at Brookings, Teachers & Tech, NYC “Musical Chairs”

Today in the world of education news

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

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

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