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 Education Association, the largest U.S. labor union, is pushing to make public schools a front-burner domestic issue throughout the 2016 presidential race, union leaders said Wednesday. (Washington Post)
Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and the Chicago Teachers Union are pushing for a $15 per hour minimum wage. (WBEZ Chicago)
A group of parents delivered about 20,000 signatures to top education lawmakers and the state’s largest teachers union on Tuesday, trying to rally support for a bill that would require districts to use student test scores in evaluating public-school teachers. (The Seattle Times)
The typical Los Angeles Unified educator collected $75,504 in 2014, according to pay records obtained by this news organization ­— the first time the school district has released the pay and name of every employee. (LA Daily News)
Sweet Briar College in Virginia will close its doors in May, after 114 years of teaching women at its scenic campus in western Virginia. (NPR)


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