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A vote in the U.S. House on the nation’s outdated education law got pushed back Friday, amid the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security. (The Wall Street Journal)
It’s Financial Aid Week here at the NPR Ed Team (not really, but it sure feels like it). And we’re kicking things off with a nostalgia nugget for all you children of the ’80s. (NPR)
On Monday morning, a few hundred students will file into classrooms at Bloomfield Middle School, open laptops and begin a new standardized test, one mandated across New Jersey and several other states for the first time this year. (New York Times)
Opponents of the nation’s teacher unions won a landmark victory last year in a California lawsuit that challenged tenure protections, a case that became the beginning of a national effort to roll back teacher tenure laws in state courts. (Washington Post)
The U.S. Department of Education, under fire for its lackluster oversight of student loan contractors, said Friday it will terminate its relationship with five debt collectors after accusing them of misleading distressed borrowers at “unacceptably high rates.” (Huffington Post)
50CAN in the News
As you may recall, 50CAN launched in 2010 at roughly the same time as StudentsFirst, but has followed an interesting and somewhat distinct path in the intervening five years compared to other national networks of reform-minded advocacy groups like StudentsFirst and Stand For Children and DFER that all seemed to sprout up around the same time.  (This Week In Education)


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