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 
When the country’s most powerful union leader delivers what’s being billed as a “major address” on Tuesday, it will be widely seen as a memo to Hillary Clinton outlining what she must do to earn organized labor’s support. (Politico)
A California nonprofit organization known for its ratings of children’s media announced Monday that it will seek to become a national nonpartisan voice advocating for educational technology, early childhood education and other children’s issues. (Washington Post)
House Republicans advanced a spending bill Monday that cuts higher education and the Department of Education by $8.6 million — potentially resulting in tuition increases at state Regents schools, cuts to grant programs and $12.9 million in funding shifted from the University of Iowa to other universities. (The Des Moines Register)
Baltimore public schools will be closed Tuesday after rioting broke out Monday across the city, and suburban school districts canceled field trips into the city over the next week (The Baltimore Sun)
New York
Just weeks after signing into law a tight deadline for school districts to overhaul their new teacher evaluation systems, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said giving them more time “sounds totally reasonable.” (Chalkbeat New York)


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