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 Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide what standard of education schools must provide to students with disabilities. The case presents the court with the difficult task of determining whether school districts receiving federal funds must offer a “substantial” education or merely make an effort to educate children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, originally passed in 1990. (USA Today)
What does it mean to declare that #blacklivesmatter in education? Last month the Movement for Black Lives, representing elements of the Black Lives Matter movement and related groups, issued a detailed policy platform denouncing what it called “corporate-backed,” “market driven” “privatization” in school reform, and helped set off a furor over this question. (NPR)
A philanthropic group funded by some of California’s biggest charter school supporters will soon spread some of its money to successful non-charter schools as well, starting with up to $3.85 million in grants to five Los Angeles Unified School District campuses in late 2017. (KPCC)
On average, American educators spend more hours with students than their international counterparts—and that may not be a good thing. (The Atlantic)


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