• Teacher absences are up in Louisville, and they’re having trouble finding enough subs. (Courier-Journal)
  • 14 Detroit principals were charged in a school supply kickback scheme. (Free Press)
  • Two new studies suggest that segregating students by ability is good for black and Latino students in elite classes. (The Atlantic)
  • Did education reform play a role in the rise of Trump by ignoring the white working class? (U.S. News)
  • Dire warnings about increasing autism rates might be off-base: The CDC says the diagnosis rate might be plateauing. (Stat)
  • Two Texas high schools, separated by just 10 miles, epitomize the inequities that underlie the college admissions process. (Texas Tribune)
  • A suburban high school student says he’s really stressed out by the pressure to succeed. (Vox)
  • Rapper Diddy isn’t the only celebrity involved with charter schools. Will Smith, Andre Agassi, and others are, too. (Marketplace)
  • StudentsFirst, the once hard-charging advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, is downsizing and merging with another group. (L.A. Times)
  • A Philadelphia charter school offers another view into the evolution of the “no excuses” approach. (Hechinger Report)
  • No fooling: Chicago teachers were on strike Friday to protest changes to how they are paid. (Catalyst)
  • A consulting firm promises to deliver diverse teaching candidates — for a steep price. (NPRed)
  • Shirley Hufstedler, who became the first U.S. Secretary of Education in 1979, died this week at 90. (New York Times)
  • Test proctoring company reveals the five most common — and most creative — ways kids cheat on online exams. The good news is they also found very few kids try to cheat. (Plain Dealer)