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 
Advocates representing school districts, state chiefs, school board members and other practitioners are none-too-happy about the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act on supplement-not-supplant (that wonky spending provision that says federal funds can’t be a substitute for state and local dollars). (Education Week)
More than 40% of Americans who borrowed from the government’s main student-loan program aren’t making payments or are behind on more than $200 billion owed, raising worries that millions of them may never repay. (The Wall Street Journal)
Teachers unions were among the earliest and most enthusiastic supporters of Hillary Clinton, with the American Federation of Teachers calling her “the champion working families need” and powerful AFT President Randi Weingarten hugging her on stage. (Politico) 
Illinois Democrats are attempting to overhaul public schools funding for the first time since 1997 with a plan that would gradually shift money from wealthy districts to poorer areas in an effort to ensure the amount of money spent on education across the state is more equitable. (Education Week)
The Hawaii Department of Education is finishing the last two of five Mainland recruiting trips this week as officials scramble to deal with a growing teacher shortage. (Hawaii News Now)


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