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 
After a couple weeks of silence, thirty-six disability, civil rights, education, and other organizations—including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights—offered a measured endorsement Tuesday of the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a day before the U.S. House of Representatives was expected to begin consideration of the legislation. (Education Week)
With Congress poised to vote on a long-overdue bill to replace No Child Left Behind, the country’s main K-12 education law, opponents on the far right and left are trying to scuttle the bipartisan measure. (The Washington Post)
Monday was the deadline to apply for a coveted spot as a University of California student. For certain UC hopefuls, that deadline marked the culmination of years of sleep deprivation and SAT prep, writing-center visits, new extracurriculars, and one last frenzied Thanksgiving break. (The Atlantic)
Last year Susan Avey, the principal of Bogle Junior High School in Chandler, Ariz., had a heart-to-heart with one of her new teachers about how he was relating to students. In a previous year, this might have been a conversation based on subjective impressions. The teacher might have gotten defensive. But this year, Avey had a new tool up her sleeve: a survey of her students. (NPR)
New Jersey
The foundation managing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million donation for education in Newark will finance a new project that helps poor students. (ABC News)


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