Roundup: Back To School Billions, ESSA Anticipation, & More

2016 Back-To-School Spending Expected To Reach $75.8 Billion – Forbes

NCLB Waivers Carry Lessons for Shift to ESSA, Says Congressional Watchdog…

The Best Schools In The World Do This, Why Don’t We?…

School board elections heat up with 4 more candidates jumping into race – LA School Report

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

To Prevent Sexual Assault, Schools And Parents Start Lessons Early…

Google and Facebook are helping high school students get exposed to computer science.

Trans student outed by teachers wins legal battle in Canada | VICE News

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