Charter Schools Get $250 Million Boost from Walton Foundation – WSJ

For Detroit’s Children, More School Choice but Not Better Schools – The New York Times

Education Secretary calls on charters to rethink discipline, reduce suspensions – The Washington Post

After 25 Years, What’s Next For Charter Schools? : NPR Ed :

Criticism escalates for online charter operator |

Democratic Party’s Draft Platform Focuses on ZIP Codes, ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’ – Politics K-12 – Education

For low-income kids, summer learning opportunities are hard to find | KUOW News and Information

Montgomery County Schools Face Discrimination Complaint – The Kojo Nnamdi Show

1 in 4 Teachers Miss 10 or More School Days, Analysis

Louisiana’s private school voucher program will have wait list |

How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty | WAMU

New Orleans charter ex-leader to run for L.A. mayor, newspaper says |

Refugee kids in California say discrimination at school is getting worse | Public Radio International

From living in cars to UC Davis — one student’s journey – LA Times

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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