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 
The percentage of high-schoolers in the U.S. who are getting their diplomas has reached record levels, and the student populations that have traditionally lagged behind—particularly poor children of color—account for much of that progress. (The Atlantic)
Decades after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling declared segregated schooling of black students unconstitutional, many American schools with high minority populations continue to receive fewer resources and provide an education that’s inferior to schools with large white populations. (Huffington Post)
In her first year as Sweet Briar’s dean, Amy Jessen- Marshall struggled to come up with the words to welcome the Class of 2015. But inspiration struck suddenly from deep beneath her feet. (Washington Post)
A complaint Friday alleged that Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants by setting a higher bar for admissions than that faced by other groups. (The Wall Street Journal)
Last fall, Minnesota voters brought divided government back to the State Capitol. By midnight Monday, they will find out if Democrats and Republicans can run state government efficiently together. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
New York
In a campaign-style tour meant to put pressure on lawmakers, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo visited churches and a yeshiva on Sunday to promote a bill to give tax credits to families of students at private schools, including religious ones. (NY Times)


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