2016 Back-To-School Spending Expected To Reach $75.8 Billion – Forbes pllqt.it/07xzzs

NCLB Waivers Carry Lessons for Shift to ESSA, Says Congressional Watchdog blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

The Best Schools In The World Do This, Why Don’t We? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

School board elections heat up with 4 more candidates jumping into race – LA School Report ow.ly/z7HL30347eY

Georgia schools paddled nearly 6,000 students last year. Why? | Get Schooled ow.ly/QOsB3031LiT

To Prevent Sexual Assault, Schools And Parents Start Lessons Early npr.org/2016/08/09/487…

Google and Facebook are helping high school students get exposed to computer science. trib.al/XXW2XWH

Trans student outed by teachers wins legal battle in Canada | VICE News ow.ly/501q3031YhO

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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 alexanderrusso@gmail.com.