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
When Secretary of Education Arne Duncan headed the Chicago Public School system, he asked staffers there what time of day the most kids were being arrested. He was looking to curb the number of students who were going to jail, and assumed an early intervention program would be needed after school let out, the time he assumed most students were running into trouble. (US News)
In America, schools with a lot of minority students are chronically underfunded. Is that the case because these students are poor, and poor communities have fewer resources for funding their schools? Or, is it because of the color of these students’ skin? (The Atlantic)
Top brass of the 3 million-strong National Education Association, the country’s largest union, are recommending an endorsement of Hillary Clinton, according to an email obtained by POLITICO — a move that has many state leaders and rank-and-file members planning to protest the early endorsement. (Politico) 
No Child Left Behind conference negotiations are expected to kick off in earnest this fall. And accountability, particularly for poor students, students of color, and special populations of children (think English-language learners) will likely be a really big issue. (Education Week)
Fernando Aguilar has five kids and named his only son after his hero, Isaac Newton. “I looked up to him and so does my son, and hopefully one day we can make contributions to society like he did,” says Aguilar. (NPR)
The gap in math performance between poor students and their wealthier peers is due in large part to the systemically weaker math content in schools that teach low-income students, according to a new study released Wednesday. (The Washington Post)
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently finalized a rule forcing businesses to share data with workers that expose how much more their chief executives make than they do. (The Washington Post)
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool promised the district will comply with learning plans for special needs students, which he called “sacrosanct,” in the face of ongoing efforts to reduce special education costs. (Chicago Tribune)



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