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 
It’s official: Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Reps. John Kline, R-Minn., and Bobby Scott, D-Va., on Friday announced that they have a framework for moving forward on a long-stalled rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Education Week)
The number of international students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities hit another record last year, driven by continued growth from China and a surge in graduate students from India. (The Wall Street Journal)
The nation’s second-largest for-profit college operator, Education Management Corporation, is expected to agree to pay nearly $90 million to settle a case accusing it of compensating employees based on how many students they enrolled, encouraging hyperaggressive boiler room tactics to increase revenue. (The New York Times)
On a night when the terrorist attacks in Paris and the economy dominated the debate featuring the three Democratic presidential hopefuls, education only got a few passing mentions, just like in their previous debate. And when it did, none of the candidates said anything that really broke new ground. (Education Week)
There was plenty of levity on Twitter in the wake of Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s declaration that “we need more welders, less philosophers.”(This English major would have preferred he said “fewer” philosophers, by the way.) (The Atlantic)
Here’s what I remember about the beginning of the night: I’d planned to stay up late, for work. Later than usual, to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. (NPR)
Cash-strapped school districts across Virginia cut teaching and staff positions and crammed more students into classrooms during the Great Recession, as state and local funding fell off, leaving them with a huge deficit of teachers, according to a new report. (The Washington Post)


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