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 
Laureate Education Inc., the largest for-profit college network in the world, is interviewing banks for a $1 billion initial public offering in the U.S., people with knowledge of the matter said. (Bloomberg Business)
An Atlanta judge will reconsider the tough prison sentences he handed down to three former school administrators who were convicted of participating in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student test scores. (Washington Post)
Legislative leaders are considering steps to broaden the Republican-backed proposal aimed at allowing the state Board of Education to replace Democratic state schools chief Glenda Ritz as its leader, they said Thursday. (Indy Star)
New Jersey 
The New Jersey Education Association is calling on the state education commissioner to reconsider his statement Wednesday that state funding could possibly be withheld from schools with especially high opt-out rates on the PARCC assessments. (
New York
Richard Hughes, the superintendent of Central Valley School District in upstate New York, is being haunted by two minivans and an S.U.V. (New York Times)
North Carolina
The North Carolina State Lottery has contributed $3.6 billion to the state’s public education system since its inception in 2006 — yet both sides of the aisle continue to criticize the seemingly lucrative program. (Daily Tarheel)


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