• One takeaway from a recent study of school choice in Washington, D.C.: White parents will go long distances to make sure their kids go to majority-white schools. (Slate)
  • Selective admissions processes fuel segregation in Brooklyn’s middle schools. (Chalkbeat)
  • In rare schools that are racially and economically diverse, white and affluent parents often have outsized influence. (The Atlantic)
  • Read this if you want to get caught up on the last 50 years of policy, debate, and research related to the black-white achievement gap. (Chalkbeat)
  • San Francisco principals are defying their school board and hiring Teach For America teachers. (S.F. Chronicle)
  • A former Obama administration official and lifelong Democrat says the Democratic Party’s new education platform is a betrayal. (The 74 Million)
  • Mike Pence, the Indiana governor who could soon be Donald Trump’s vice president pick, opposed No Child Left Behind. (Chalkbeat)
  • School officials in Camden, N.J., are tackling formidable challenges with a combination of policy changes and hitting the streets. (The 74 Million)
  • Forget letter grades and numerical scores. California wants to grade schools with colors. (L.A. Times)
  • You knew it was coming: What “Pokemon Go” can teach us about education. (EdSurge)