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 
The Senate on Wednesday approved a sweeping revision of the contentious No Child Left Behind law, sending to President Obama’s desk a proposal that ends an era of federal control in education policy after 14 years. (The New York Times)
The Senate voted 85-12 on Wednesday to pass the long-awaited rewrite of the much-maligned No Child Left Behind law. President Obama says he’ll sign it Thursday. The new version — called the Every Student Succeeds Act — returns much government oversight of schools to the states and curtails or eliminates the federal role in many areas. Critics of NCLB are celebrating its demise. (NPR)
You know you’re looking at a bipartisan, compromise bill when everyone rushes the field after the final touchdown, claims partial credit for the win, and then proceeds to explain What This All Means Going Forward (from their perspective, of course). (Education Week)
The Great Recession may be officially over, but state spending on K-12 education hasn’t recovered. In fact, some states are providing even less funding per student than they did prior to the recession, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – money that the report authors argue is needed to hire and retain teachers, reduce class sizes and expand access to high-quality early education. (US News)
Teaching kids to code is just as important as teaching them any other language. And the younger they start learning it, the better, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday. (ABC News)


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