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 proposal adding $1 billion in state support for schools transitioning to Common Core State Standards won easy passage Wednesday from a key legislative committee. (Cabinet Report)
United Teachers Los Angeles has brought its fight to unionize the city’s largest charter school organization to the state’s top labor authority. (Los Angeles Daily News)
The bipartisan bill to replace No Child Left Behind that was crafted after months of negotiations between Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would end federal high-stakes testing and grant more power to states to decide what to do about struggling schools and how or whether to evaluate teachers. (Washington Post)
Public schools in 29 states are taking the same Common Core standardized tests for the first time this spring. Slammed by the political right as federal overreach, and by the left as too much testing, the roll out of Common Core has been bumpy, to say the least. (PBS)
The promise that all children globally would have primary education by 2015 – pledged by world leaders in the millennium year – has officially not been achieved. (BBC)


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