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 
New teachers are far less likely to leave the profession than previously thought, according to federal data released Thursday. (Washington Post)
Linking reading to technology, the White House marshaled major book publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and is seeking commitments from local governments and schools across the country to ensure that every student has a library card. (ABC News)
In a bid to improve substandard schooling options for Native Americans, federal officials are giving out $3 million in grants for tribal communities to develop local programs, the U.S. Education Department said Wednesday. (The Wall Street Journal)
In the latest controversy over state exams, Illinois is in hot water with the federal government for not administrating statewide science tests this school year. (Chicago Tribune)
Republican lawmakers approved a bill that takes away some of Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz’s authority over the State Board of Education during the final hours of this year’s legislative session Wednesday. (South Bend Tribune)
Students who engaged in violent behavior this week in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death will be held accountable for their actions, the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools Gregory Thornton said in a statement Tuesday night. (Huffington Post)
With strong attendance and good behavior, the largest racial group in St. Paul Public Schools doesn’t get much attention. (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)


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