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 
Two of the debt collection companies that the U.S. Department of Education earlier this month accused of misleading borrowers could potentially continue to collect defaulted loans on the department’s behalf under a different contract. (Inside Higher Ed)
Children who live in poverty come to school at a disadvantage, arriving at their classrooms with far more intensive needs than their middle-class and affluent counterparts. Poor children also lag their peers, on average, on almost every measure of academic achievement. (Washington Post)
What’s the best way to engage and prepare students? For 10 teachers across the world that’s the million-dollar question – literally. (NPR)
New York
The battle against teacher tenure in New York City took one step forward on Thursday after a Staten Island judge allowed opponents’ challenge to the city’s workplace protections for educators to proceed. (Chalkbeat NY)


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