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 
It’s the end of the road for the thousands of New Orleans public school employees who said they were wronged when they lost their jobs after Hurricane Katrina. They lost in Louisiana in October, and the U.S. Supreme Court denied their appeal Monday (May 18), according to court documents. (The Times-Picayune)
The only clear consequence of Tuesday’s walkout by Seattle teachers is that students will lose one precious day of instruction. (The Seattle Times)
Students with violent and traumatic pasts sued the Compton Unified School District on Monday, alleging they are legally disabled and the school has failed to meet their educational needs. (ABC News)
Colorado students could soon be able to graduate in six years with a high school diploma and an associate’s degree – all on the state’s dime. (The Gazette)
A new report released Tuesday from the Education Trust-Midwest paints a bleak picture for the health of Michigan’s education programs. (CBS Detroit)
The leadership spat between Gov. Doug Ducey and state schools chief Diane Douglas over who is in charge of State Board of Education staffers continued Monday when the board voted to direct Douglas to re-open its offices and files to board employees who investigate complaints against certified teachers. (AZ Central)
The House passed the two most significant pieces of funding legislation in the middle of the night Monday as the Legislature races to finish a $42 billion budget ahead of tonight’s parliamentary deadline. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
New Jersey
Efforts to quell the blight that years of joblessness, corruption and crime have brought on this former industrial dynamo are coming at a price, activists say — the people of Camden don’t have much say when it comes to the direction of their city or its most important institutions. (ABC News)


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