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 
Bill Clinton ended his role with a for-profit college system on Friday, nearly two weeks after his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, began her second presidential campaign and singled out that industry for criticism. (NY Times)
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis said Sunday that she would support a national teachers strike. (Chicago Sun-Times)
After years of union resistance, a tentative agreement would allow Los Angeles Unified to identify which teachers “exceed standards.” (LA Daily News)
As long as there have been schools and classes, there have have been students who don’t show up. And educators scratching their heads over what to do about it. (NPR)
At the top of The Washington Post’s new America’s Most Challenging High Schools list is a collection of intense little public schools you’ve probably never heard of. One of the most obscure, Corbett Charter School in a rural area east of Portland, Ore., has taken the unusual step of easing back on Advanced Placement courses, illuminating a controversy about how much challenge students in top schools need. (Washington Post)
House Republicans on Saturday approved an education budget bill that increases spending by $157 million, setting up a confrontation with DFLers in the House and Senate who call the amount paltry. (Star Tribune)
New Jersey 
Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.) exchanged letters Friday with Cami Anderson, the state-appointed superintendent of Newark Public Schools and architect of a controversial school system overhaul in New Jersey’s largest city. (Washington Post)


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