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 Every Student Succeeds Act may have passed in a flurry of bipartisan love and good feelings—but that doesn’t mean that the fights over the federal role in K-12 education are over. (Education Week)
Why would she teach preschool when she could make a heck of a lot more money teaching kindergarten? It’s a question I’ve heard over and over again reporting on education. In some places, we pay early childhood teachers less than fast food workers, less than tree trimmers. As a country, we’ve acknowledged the importance of early learning and yet, when you look at what we pay those educators, it doesn’t add up. (NPR)
Homeless students are one of the fastest-growing subgroups of students in the U.S. And while they are much more likely to fall off track and eventually drop out of school, they are also notoriously difficult to identify and subsequently help. (U.S. News)
Students who borrowed money to pay for a fraudulent college education may soon have an easier time suing their schools and getting their federal loans discharged, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday. (The Wall Street Journal)
Sebastian, who goes by one name, takes issue with the new teacher evaluation system in Los Angeles. Her rating has declined, unfairly in her view. The San Pedro High teacher is hardly the only one with concerns. (Los Angeles Times)
A civil rights advocacy group argues that the Alexandria public school system has failed to fully implement reforms that could help cut suspensions and law enforcement referrals among black and Hispanic students, who are suspended and charged with crimes at far higher rates than their white classmates. (The Washington Post)


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