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 
A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers moved to replace the No Child Left Behind law, releasing a bill on Monday that would send significant powers back to the states and curb the authority of the secretary of education. (The Wall Street Journal)
As he prepares to leave office this month, Education Secretary Arne Duncan reunited with a former student as part of a StoryCorps interview project. (NPR)
Republican governors struggling in the GOP presidential contest are weighed down by their failure to fully rebuke Common Core education standards, according to the conservative think tank American Principles Project (APP). (The Hill)
Just 4 percent of special education students in the District in grades 3 through 8 scored proficient on new standardized tests, according to results released Monday by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. That’s compared to about a quarter of all students who met a new college-ready benchmark on the updated tests. (The Washington Post)
The go-to narrative on the relationship between districts and charter schools is generally one of mistrust and competition, but a few outposts of collaboration between the two are challenging that story line. (Education Week)


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