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 
America’s high school seniors’ reading and math test scores are barely holding steady or slumping, according to national standardized test results released late Tuesday. (Los Angeles Times)
Another report reveals more evidence of the long shadow the Great Recession has cast over public higher education. The State Higher Education Executive Officers, known as Sheeo, has released its annual report on higher-education finances in all 50 states, showing a moderate overall increase in state and local appropriations for higher education, as well as on a per-student basis, for the third year in a row. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
A new technology education program at the University of the District of Columbia will help 100 minority middle school boys learn 3-D modeling and app development and will expose them to future career opportunities in the tech sector. (The Washington Post)
The number of Latino men enrolling in college increased 75 percent between 2005 and 2014, from 718,500 to 1.26 million. Yet compared to Latino women, these young men make up a disproportionately small percentage of college students. In 2014, Latino men made up just 43 percent of Latinos enrolled in college to Latinas’ 57 percent. The disparity at the graduate level is even more pronounced. (The Atlantic)


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