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
Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from his position and give up his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of October, the New York Times reported Friday. (Education Week)
Women and girls took center stage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday night, with Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai rallying more than 60,000 fans in support of girls’ education and other major development goals to end global poverty. (Time)
Most principals are satisfied with the Teach for America teachers in their buildings, according to a study released today by the RAND Corporation. (
States that have adopted new tests, or made significant changes to their old ones, will have to undergo peer review by the U.S. Department of Education within the next four to eight months, according to department officials. (Education Week)
A new report released Thursday provides a detailed look at the graduation rates of low-income college students. At many colleges, low-income students graduate at much lower rates than their high-income peers. (The Atlantic)
A bipartisan coalition in Congress is working to save a federal loan program for the neediest college students that is set to end next week. But some education experts and lawmakers say it may be time to let the Federal Perkins Loan Program die. (The Washington Post)


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