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 
The largest state K-12 system in the nation is reformulating its accountability system. Where are things headed for California? (Education Week)
A revised $2.4 billion budget approved by the D.C. Council Education Committee on Thursday includes new funding for early literacy initiatives, community schools that offer on-site wraparound services, and charter schools facilities. (Washington Post)
Total spending in the battle for three spots on the Los Angeles Board of Education has increased sharply since the March primary, reaching nearly $4.6 million, as interest groups vie to influence the nation’s second-largest school system. (LA Times)
Less than a week after her contentious outburst went viral, a Georgia principal has been fired from her post. The incident marks the latest high-profile and racially charged controversy to shake up the education world. Nancy Gordeuk is the founder and former principal of the TNT Academy—a private secondary school that offers “non-traditional” education and independent-study opportunities to capture “the needs of public school students that are bored in a classroom and are starting to get into trouble,” its website says. She became infamous last weekend after a video featuring her speech and subsequent comments at the academy’s graduation ceremony spread across the Internet. (The Atlantic)
Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students. (Associated Press)
Gov. Larry Hogan said he will not release an additional $68 million in education money. (


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