This weekend marks the beginning of summer break for all the staff here at the Institute (I, of course, am either always or never on break, depending on how you look at it). We have not quite hit our stride yet, but I'm sure it's coming. In the meantime, here are a few things for you to read from the week.
Carol Burris makes a guest appearance at Washington Post's Answer Sheet blog to lay out some research showing that North Carolina charters are the modern version of segregation academies.
Hechinger Report looks at a program providing mobile labs for rural and low-income communities.
A reminder that infrastructure issues plague schools and create real, daily problems that trump arguments about policy and philosophy.Struggling schools don’t get a boost from state takeovers, study shows
Matt Barnum at Chalkbeat looks at a recent study that shows that the sun rises in the East. No, seriously, there's now some science-flavored evidence for what we already knew was true-- the school takeover model doesn't work.Justice Department says it can defend religious schools’ exemption from anti-LGBTQ discrimination laws