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 former “Colbert Report” host, a product of the South Carolina public school system, announced today that he is going to help to fund every grant request on the crowd-funding site, from local public school teachers. (ABC News)
The board of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, now the sole national accreditor of teacher-preparation programs, made an unexpected move May 7 to replace the group’s founding president, James G. Cibulka. (Education Week)
The Colorado Legislature has approved a bill that would cut statewide standardized testing by eliminating requirements for social studies exams and cutting back Lawmakers passed House Bill 1323 by wide margins on May 6 and sent it to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for his signature. The House legislation was one of two testing-reduction proposals in Colorado that I wrote about earlier this week. (Education Week)
Veronica Duron wants Johan, her whip-smart three-year-old, to go to preschool. He already knows his numbers and colors, she said, but he needs to learn social skills, like how to play with other children. “Everything is mine, mine, mine,” Duron said of her son. (Southern California Public Radio)
A scuffle over Vermont’s education system in the Senate on Thursday proved that some senators, at least, had changed their minds since last year’s school district debate. (Burlington Free Press)
In a year in which we’re exploring great teaching, it’s a good time to talk with Ken Bain. He’s a longtime historian, scholar and academic who has studied and explored teaching for decades, most notably in his 2004 book, What the Best College Teachers Do. (NPR)


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