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 
Over the last few months, Los Angeles teachers union leaders have racked up a series of victories. They worked to push out Supt. John Deasy, elect a friendly candidate to the school board and win a ruling against a new evaluation system. (LA Times)
With soaring college costs and plummeting admissions rates, the investment in higher education has become an increasingly daunting task for parents and students. Still, a higher degree has proven its value over a high school diploma in tough job markets, and a study out today aims to help evaluate which colleges are most worth their price tags. (Real Clear Education)
The tests used to measure whether Ohio students are meeting Common Core standards are going under the microscope of a special advisory committee and could be dumped. (The Columbus Dispatch)
The Republican chairman of the House education committee said Wednesday he was blindsided by conservative opposition to his rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law and will take the next week to try to clear up misconceptions. (ABC News)
New York
With the political winds seemingly at its back, New York City’s charter school movement staged a splashy rally in Albany on Wednesday, with an enthusiastic mix of thousands of students, a raft of state leaders and a pinch-hitting pop star. (NY Times)


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