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 
As the opt-out movement continues to gather media coverage and spur debate, an interesting question is hovering about a particular group of students who didn’t opt out. (Education Week)
In Florida, the teachers’ union has lobbied to limit the use of standardized tests, and the governor last week signed a bill that limits the number of hours students can spend taking them. (New York Times)
A wave of legislative reform is reshaping Iowa’s public schools, with a promise of restoring the state’s standing as an academic leader. (The Des Moines Register)
Limited testing was successful Friday in Nevada for the troubled Common Core assessments, but now the state is offering school districts leeway that could present an unprecedented challenge to the federal testing mandate. (Huffington Post)
State education representatives sought input from parents on Joliet high school special education services after seeing the schools had a low percentage of students with disabilities placed in a general education setting. (The Herald-News)


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