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 
Carrie Swing wasn’t alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, filling out worksheets and helping younger students read because no substitute could be found for her absent teacher. (Associated Press)
Ginn Academy, the first and only public high school in Ohio just for boys, was conceived to help at-risk students make it through school — experimenting with small classes, a tough discipline code and life coaches around the clock. (NY Times)
University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan has voiced shock and indignation at the image of a bloodied student in a violent arrest this week outside a bar here. A 20-year-old African American, Martese Johnson, was arrested by white police officers who work for the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. (Washington Post)
The Alabama legislature has passed a bill to allow charter schools to open in the state. (Education Week)
In a 2013 episode of “60 Minutes,” Charlie Rose visits Bill Gates’s office to get a sense of where the billionaire philanthropist draws intellectual inspiration. First, Mr. Gates shows Mr. Rose the Codex Leicester, a 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci manuscript that Mr. Gates bought in 1994 for $30 million. (NY Times)


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