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 
A new bipartisan bill in Congress is designed to address the national teacher shortage—assuming you think that there is one—by making it easier for educators to get forgiveness from higher education loans. (Education Week)
When Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is on the campaign trail talking about education, the Republican presidential candidate is perhaps best known for two promises: He’ll have the U.S. Department of Education end the Common Core State Standards—and he’ll abolish the federal Education Department itself. (Education Week)
Late last month, Stanford University announced that, starting next school year, it will expect zero tuition money from the parents of students whose annual household incomes fall under $125,000. This is not good news. (The Atlantic)
High schools in the Southwest dominate the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings of the country’s best high schools, taking six of the top 10 spots in the rankings released Tuesday. (The Washington Post)
Los Angeles Unified School Board members have approved another multi-million dollar boost to an effort to weed out problems with the district’s student data system, known as MiSiS. (KPCC)


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