Roundup: Chicago Layoffs, Union ‘Thugs,’ & Early School Starts

Chicago Schools Lays off 1,000, About Half Are Teachers  abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/c…

Feds Spar With NAACP Over Criticism of Charter Schools – TakePart  nzzl.us/QK9uvEa

Republican MD Governor calls teachers union officials ‘thugs’ on Facebook nzzl.us/KjVNdMa

The first day of school keeps getting earlier and earlier. Here’s why.scpr.org/news/2016/08/0…

For thousands of D.C. students, school starts early with new, year-round schedule washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

At 11 D.C. Schools, Students Head To Class Today Under New Year-Round Schedule wamu.org/news/16/08/08/…

At 69 schools in #STL region, at least half  of teachers missed > 2 weeks – stltoday.com nzzl.us/ludNVul

Fear of black students, unfair treatment rampant in Denver schools, black educators say | Chalkbeat ow.ly/pPS33031Mss

Baltimore summer school does the seemingly impossible — the kids actually want to be there hechingerreport.org/baltimore-summ…

Chancellor Kaya Henderson And The Future Of D.C. Public Schools  wamu.org/programs/the_k…

After Court Win, Texas Legislators Mull Tying K-12 Funding, Performance blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

Not a bang but a whimper: bilingual ed ban’s likely exit  cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

Ed. Dept. Announces $8.6 Million Grant Competition for States to Improve Testing blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Leaks of the SAT in Asia have been far more pervasive than acknowledged: reut.rs/1XYFnQP

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 alexanderrusso@gmail.com.