Roundup: BlackLives Protests, Online Charter Settles, Detracking In Seattle

CA settles with online charter accused of financial violations – LA Times

Fears over Common Core were unfounded, officials say – The Ohio Daily Standard Archive

On Aspire test, 68% hit mark in English – Arkansas Online

ESSA accountability comments pour in – POLITICO

Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Aide Indicted Over Education Nonprofit – WSJ

Why Massachusetts is rethinking its strict English immersion law for schools- PRI…

Why High School Students Need More Than College Prep – NPR…

Some Seattle schools end ‘tracking’ in push for equity and success – The Seattle Times

Black Lives Matter Activist Mckesson Released From Jail- ABCNews…

Goodwill is opening a D.C. charter school to help adults get a high school diploma- Washington Post…

The inspiring way hundreds of Asian Americans are teaching their families about Black Lives Matter – Washington Post

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