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 
Tens of thousands of parents and students nationwide are engaging in civil disobedience by refusing to participate in federally mandated standardized tests, as states are fully deploying new exams aligned to the Common Core State Standards for the first time. (US News)
Why do the best-educated girls do worse at math than top-educated boys? (NY Times) 
The White House is weighing steps to make it easier for Americans to expunge certain student loans through bankruptcy, opening the door for student debt made by private lenders to be treated on par with credit-card debt and mortgages. (The Wall Street Journal)
New York
As the state’s governing board of education enters a new phase, perhaps no one embodies its changes more than New York City’s newest representative, Judith Chin. (Chalk Beat New York)


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