Beth Milne is a past member of the 50CAN team. 

Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
To promote wider use of open educational resources by states and schools, the U.S. Department of Education proposed Thursday a new regulation that would require any new intellectual property developed with grant funds from the department to be openly licensed. (Education Week)
Many states are ramping up their efforts to ensure student access to quality teachers, regardless of the students’ race, ethnicity, household income, or any of the other factors that have too often come to determine the quality of education provided to children across the country. (The Atlantic)
Neither the Republican-crafted House nor a bipartisan Senate’s bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act does enough to look out for traditionally low-performing groups of students, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank closely aligned with the Obama administration. (Education Week)
In the spring of 2012, Spenser Johnson, a junior at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas, was unpacking his acoustic bass before orchestra practice when a sign caught his eye. “Do you want to make money?” it asked. (Huffington Post)
The Los Angeles Times announced what seemed like good news for its readers in August: a new reporting initiative that would expand the paper’s coverage of local education. (The Washington Post)
Families who live in Nevada’s wealthiest neighborhoods have flooded the state treasurer’s office with applications to enroll in a controversial school choice program that supporters argued would help low-income students. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)


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