Roundup: Stripped-Down “Vergara” Bill, Bennet’s Challengers

Bill keeps longer tenure, scraps other ‘Vergara reforms’ | EdSource

5 Colorado Republicans Fight to Take on CO Senator Michael Bennet – ABC News

Preschool Teaching Programs Too Diffuse, Unfocused: Analysis – Teacher Beat – Education Week

A School Where The Students Hire Their Teachers | WBEZ

Leg up or catch up? Wealthier students use summer school to get a step ahead | 89.3 KPCC

Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert

Kansas Lawmakers Pass Bill in Bid to Stop Court From Closing Schools – The New York Times

Tutors See Stereotypes and Gender Bias in SAT. Testers See None of the Above. – NYT

Fighting for ‘Our School’ | American RadioWorks |

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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