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 
Sen. Lamar Alexander ripped into Education Secretary John King Jr. during a hearing on Tuesday, accusing the Obama administration of trying to unilaterally change key provisions of the nation’s new federal education law. (The Washington Post)
Three billion dollars may sound like a lot of money to spend on preschool — but maybe it isn’t enough. That’s what a group of advocates, former policymakers, researchers and business executives is saying in its push to remake the state’s early childhood education landscape. (Los Angeles Times)
Since 2008 millions of adults have earned college degrees, but still less than half of the nation’s labor force has completed a postsecondary education. (The Atlantic)
During a recent meeting in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood, about 50 people, ranging from policy experts to high-school students, divided into small groups to discuss the education issues they face in their communities. (The Seattle Times)
It’s not every day that a state’s top prosecutor takes legal action against the state’s governor, which makes what’s happening in Kentucky so interesting. (The Washington Post)


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