Roundup: Homeless Students, Preschool Wages, School Food Battle

Today in the world of education news.

With Homeless Students on the Rise, Will New Education Law Help? | US News

Low wages undermine efforts to improve the quality of preschools, federal report says | EdSource

Political critics of Obama target new school meal rules :: SI&A Cabinet Report

Achievement Gap For Blacks, Latinos In San Diego Unified Narrows | KPBS

Study: Slight progress for CPS students’ college graduation prospects – Chicago Tribune

At education summit, calls for more revenue for schools | Catalyst Chicago

Teacher-led innovation celebrated at summit in Minneapolis | MinnPost

Coalition says L.A. Unified underfunds neediest students – LA

Lawmakers Have Deal on Ramapo Schools – WSJ

Fewer Hurdles to Graduation for Disabled Students in New York – The New York Times

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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