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 
On Tuesday, the Foundation for Excellence in Education announced in an email that Bush, who dropped out of the presidential race last February after a poor showing in the early state races, is returning to the foundation as its chairman. He’s taking over for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who you might recall took over for Bush early in 2015. (Education Week)
The questions, taken from a Common Core fourth-grade reading test, came to a Columbia professor in an email from an anonymous teacher, part of a blistering critique of the exam. The professor put the questions and the critique on her blog, and before she knew it, her posting ignited on the Internet, fueling a new round of anger about nationwide standardized testing. (The New York Times)
It happens in many thousands of schools each year: A job opens up, and a bunch of teachers apply. How is the principal supposed to know which one not only seems promising in an interview, but is actually going to perform well in the classroom? (The Washington Post)
The fight over teacher tenure in California continues. On Tuesday, former students who sued over the issue asked the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal of the judicially whipsawed Vergara v. California case. (Los Angeles Times)
We are Detroit parents who have exercised choice and enrolled our kids in charter schools. We love our charter schools and the committed educators who work in them. And, we love our city. We want quality schools and stable neighborhoods not only for our families, but for all of our fellow Detroiters. (Detroit Free Press)
Black students in Virginia’s schools were three times as likely as white students to be suspended last year, according to a new report on school punishments. (The Washington Post)
The State Department of Education is inviting Tennesseans to share their ideas about how Tennessee should use leeway granted to states under the new federal education law. (Chalkbeat)


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