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 Republican flip-flop on the Common Core is nearly complete. (Politico)
A recent report on approving and overseeing charters has highlighted the different schools of thought developing around authorizing practices. (Education Week)
How likely is it that children who grow up in very poor families go to college? How about children who grow up in very rich families? (NY Times)
The state Senate does not appear likely to consider a bill that would temporarily eliminate the need to pass a science test to graduate from high school. (The Seattle Times)
What is the Wisconsin Legislature trying to do to public education in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s state? (Washington Post)
New Jersey
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Thursday he wants his state to dump the Common Core State Standards, nearly five years after its board of education adopted them. (Huffington Post)
New York
The city’s efforts to turn around nearly 100 long-struggling schools are likely to run up against enrollment roadblocks, according to an analysis by the city’s education data watchdog group. (Chalkbeat NY)


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