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 Congress debates how to rewrite No Child Left Behind, the nation’s largest teachers union is launching a $500,000 ad campaign urging lawmakers to reach a deal that reduces the focus on standardized testing. (Washington Post)
D.C.’s attorney general has decided that a District initiative to help boys and young men “of color” doesn’t violate laws against sex discrimination. But there are large holes in his argument. (Washington Post)
What happens when a teacher wants to assign an extra book for class, but the school can’t afford a copy for every student? (Southern California Public Radio)
As many as 150 students at one Seattle high school are refusing to take new Common Core tests mandated in Washington. Some teachers from Garfield High, the site of a 2013 testing boycott, are expected to announce their opposition to the tests Tuesday. (The Seattle Times)
New York
A slate of changes to New York’s school system tucked into the state’s new $142 billion budget are either a “dramatic shift” or a “sham,” depending on your perspective. (Poughkeepsie Journal)


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