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 
President Barack Obama blasted the budget plan House Republicans released Tuesday, saying it underfunds critical national priorities and sets up a “robust debate” over how to help the middle class. (Politico)
In yet another bid to upend the Common Core State Standards and aligned tests in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a plan on March 18 to push legislation that would repeal the common core, require schools to use previous content standards until a new set of standards are developed, and require the legislature to ultimately approve those new standards. (Education Week)
Straining under a record number of civil rights complaints, the U.S. Department of Education wants to hire 200 more investigators to expand its civil rights division by 30 percent. (Washington Post)
New York
Two fourth-graders who attend classes in the same building share a cafeteria, an The former chief of New York City’s special education office has been named Governor Andrew Cuomo’s assistant education secretary, his office announced Tuesday. (Chalkbeat NY)


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