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
A new rule that threatens to hobble or shutter dual-enrollment programs in 19 states has sparked widespread objections from educators who fear it could undermine students’ chances of going to college. (Education Week)
Education advocates and charter leaders debated at a hearing Wednesday legislation that would give the D.C. Public Charter School Board greater authority to see financial records of private management organizations. (The Washington Post)
Despite opposition from parent groups and some area lawmakers, Seattle Public Schools still plans to transfer about two dozen teachers to new schools, even after almost a month of school has passed. (The Seattle Times)
At the University of Wisconsin—Madison next September, nearly half of all freshmen are expected to hail from other states. The university system’s Board of Regents recently lifted the 27.5 percent cap on out-of-state undergraduates at its flagship campus—a decision that’s emblematic of a nationwide trend at public colleges to both raise revenue and boost selectivity. (The Atlantic)
When the Obama administration agreed this summer to erase the federal loan debt of some former students at Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit school that filed for bankruptcy in the face of charges of widespread fraud, education officials promised to “protect students from abusive colleges and safeguard the interests of taxpayers.” (The New York Times)
Starting soon, students will be able to use federal loans to pay for certain coding boot camps, the immersive web development courses that promise to make students into programming experts in just a few months. (NPR)


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