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 National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday released its latest data on how much money states are investing in public school students. (Huffington Post) 
President Barack Obama will rally Democrats for a budget battle with Republicans by proposing a major spending boost for both domestic programs and the military. (Bloomberg) 
The U.S. spends significantly more on education than other OECD countries. In 2010, the U.S. spent 39 percent more per full-time student for elementary and secondary education than the average for other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. (US News) 
In South Carolina, the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Nikki Haley have requested that the state’s Supreme Court reconsider an order from last fall to fix the state’s struggling education system based on a case first brought to the court by poor, rural school districts 22 years ago. (Education News) 
A recently released report by a top education advocacy group discovered that Latino students are showing solid educational growth over the last decade. (Education News) 
New York
New York State’s favorable conditions for laws supporting charter schools earned it a top 10 spot for a second year from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. (NY Daily News) 


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