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 
With No Child Left Behind in the rear view mirror and waivers a thing of the past, states are embarking on a new era of school accountability under the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. (U.S. News)
The NewSchools Venture Fund has announced a $7 million grant program to support innovative new schools, technology tools that support learning and efforts to diversify the school administrator pipeline. (Education Dive)
“Men don’t wear clip-on ties.” That sartorial directive from algebra and geometry teacher Shaka Green was just one of the many lessons being absorbed by the initial class of 100 or so students at Ron Brown College Preparatory, the District’s new boys-only high school. (The Washington Post)
For a second straight summer, thousands of teachers across California gathered for a day at more than three dozen sites across the state to grapple with implementing a range of reforms in their classrooms, including the Common Core standards. (EdSource)
California’s largest teachers union has given more than $13 million to the effort to extend income tax hikes on California’s highest earners, according to newly released state campaign finance reports. (Los Angeles Times)
In 2014, New York City commenced a high-stakes experiment: It would put one principal in charge of two schools. Its test case was Michael Wiltshire, who would run a high-flying Brooklyn school along with one of the most troubled high schools in the state. When he announced this June he was leaving the troubled school, Boys and Girls High School, just 19 months after taking on the dual role, some considered the experiment a failure. But not the New York Education Department. (The Atlantic)


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