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 
In an examination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s education record published this week, we focus a lot on Kasich’s education record since 2011, when he became Ohio’s governor. When you compare his statements and his gubernatorial record to what the other four presidential hopefuls have been up to, it’s perhaps worth bringing up this question: Should so-called education reform advocates be interested in or perhaps even enthusiastic about Kasich’s campaign? (Education Week)
As the news rippled across the web last week that a Long Island student had won admission to all eight Ivy League universities, thousands of people reacted with messages of praise. (The New York Times)
The farm of Bryce Brewer’s dreams would produce strawberries during even the worst Wisconsin winters. The climate-controlled setup would use no chemicals, less water and one key element: fish waste. (Pew Trusts)
Two major urban areas are trying to make it easier for parents to choose and enroll in schools. But Los Angeles and Detroit district officials are taking opposite approaches. (Education Week)
The House unanimously passed a bill Monday to boost funding for K-12 public education in Tennessee, even as some lawmakers worried that the increase won’t reach enough schools or teachers’ paychecks. (Chalkbeat Tennessee) 


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