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 
Just in time for National Teacher Appreciation Day, the White House is announcing that it’s halfway to a goal the president unveiled back in 2011: training 100,000 new science, math, engineering, and technology teachers. The progress is made possible through a web of public-private partnerships spearheaded by the Carnegie Foundation’s “100kin10” initiative, plus a pair of federal programs, the Teacher Incentive Fund, and the Teacher Quality Partnerships. (Education Week)
Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala’s highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher. (Associated Press)
John King wants the nation’s schools to be less segregated — but there’s a limit to what he can do about it. That was the new federal education secretary’s message on Monday in a presentation to journalists, where he said local policymakers are the ones with the real power to integrate schools. (Chalkbeat New York)
University administrators and higher education groups are urging the U.S. Department of Education to regulate all teacher preparation programs according to the same rules, regardless of whether students learn in the classroom or online. (Inside Higher Ed)
This spring’s college seniors are about to set another record for student debt. But they’re also likely to find a job and make a decent starting salary. (The Wall Street Journal)
It’s no secret that in searching for a home, parents scrutinize nearby schools. The wealthy can afford to live in neighborhoods with small school districts, where most other students are wealthy, too. (Los Angeles Times)
State schools Superintendent Jillian Balow says Wyoming has dropped out of the state consortium that is involved with Common Core education tests. (Education Week)
An organized teacher “sickout” forced nearly all of Detroit’s public schools to stay closed on Monday and Tuesday after the system’s chief manager said that without more money from the state, he would be unable to pay teachers the salaries they are owed in July and August and summer school would be canceled. (The New York Times)


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