Civil rights advocates slam Alexandria school system over discipline data – The Washington Post

An Upper West Side district is looking at an integration plan for its middle schools – Chalkbeat…

Brazilian immigrant overcame classroom struggles to rise to top in charter school – The Boston Globe

USC Hybrid High graduates its first class, w/ all 84 heading to college: LA School Report…

Less test-iness over L.A. teacher evaluations – LA Times

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Tests Find Elevated Lead Levels at 5 More Chicago Schools…

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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