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 
Black preschoolers are suspended 3.6 times more often than whites—just one of many revelations from the Department of Education. Host Linda Wertheimer speaks to Ed Team reporter Anya Kamenetz. (NPR)
As millions of borrowers struggle to stay current on their federal student loans, more private partners are stepping up to help. More than 40 companies, including Fidelity Investments and Rite-Aid Corp. , as well as universities and nonprofits, have answered a call by the White House urging private and public institutions to join efforts to help borrowers better manage their student-loan debt. Dubbed the Student Debt Challenge, the campaign seeks to spread the word about, and enroll more borrowers in a suite of programs that allow borrowers to cap their monthly payments according to the size of their income. (The Wall Street Journal)
When Mayte Lara Ibarra, the valedictorian of her high school’s graduating class, revealed her plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship, she did what any graduate would do: She shared her excitement on social media. Ms. Ibarra also declared, proudly, that she is undocumented. (The New York Times)
Nearly a year after he declared his candidacy and then rode the escalator, months after he openly mocked Marco Rubio while defending the size of his hands, there’s plenty the American public knows about presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s plans for the country: the infamous wall on the Mexican border, the end to birthright citizenship, the promised “fabulous” changes to the tax code. (The Seventy-Four) 
New York
The federal government has sued the New York City Department of Education over the alleged racist actions of a high school principal, arguing that city officials allowed the principal to systematically discriminate against black teachers — and to retaliate against an assistant principal who pushed back. (The Washington Post)


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