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 
Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled new rules, explaining to states and districts how they can prove they’re spreading resources fairly between poor and less-poor schools. (NPR)
The United States admitted its 10,000th Syrian refugee this week in a resettlement program announced by President Obama last fall, according to The White House. Under pressure from Europe and other countries confronting the global migration crisis last fall, Mr. Obama had raised the number of Syrian refugees who would be offered legal status to at least 10,000 in the 2016 fiscal year. (The New York Times)
When Kyle Schwartz started teaching third grade at Doull Elementary School in Denver, she wanted to get to know her students better. She asked them to finish the sentence “I wish my teacher knew.” (The New York Times)
As kids head back to school, it’s worth remembering that all kids have the right to a free education. But as we’ve pointed out time and again, free doesn’t necessarily mean equal. Where you live can have a big impact on the quality of education you receive, especially if you have a child with special needs. (Michigan Radio)
Barely a month after teaming up, Wells Fargo has stopped offering customers discounted interest rates on private student loans. Neither company would explain the abrupt end of the program, only confirming that it has been discontinued. The Wells Fargo Web page that once heralded the union now redirects to the bank’s run-down of its student loan products. (The Washington Post)
Gov. Larry Hogan defied school leaders across Maryland on Wednesday with an executive order directing them to delay the start of classes next year until after Labor Day — and wrap up by June 15. (The Baltimore Sun)


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