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 
Students who took the 2014-15 PARCC exams via computer tended to score lower than those who took the exams with paper and pencil—a revelation that prompts questions about the validity of the test results and poses potentially big problems for state and district leaders. (Education Week)
The National Alliance of Public Charter Schools estimates in a new report that 2.9 million children now attend U.S. charter schools, up 9 percent from the last school year. (Education Week)
The Obama administration, in its budget request due out next week, is including a multibillion-dollar ask to help bolster job opportunities for young people, including high school students. (Education Week)
It’s been nearly 25 years since U.S. News & World Report introduced the annual version of its college rankings. That’s also when the rankings shifted from what had largely been a beauty contest based solely on a survey of college presidents to one that aimed to replicate the quantitative nature of Consumer Reports. (The Washington Post)
A week after temporarily halting a critical borrowing deal, the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools returned to Wall Street on Wednesday — but paid a huge price for the delay. (Chicago Sun-Times)


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