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 
Geography, history, civics. At Manchester Academic Charter School in Pittsburgh, Dennis Henderson teaches all of these, and a few things more. (NPR)
Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods says he will hold a testing company responsible for technical glitches on its state exam that have affected an unknown number of students and required several districts to switch to paper exams. (Education Week)
You’ll remember that last week we reported on the Gates Foundation’s plans to issue new grants for teacher preparation. Under an RFP released last Friday, we now know some important details: The philanthropy will be funding “cooperatives” that will help member preparation programs pilot, develop, and share practices across several member programs that prepare teachers. (Education Week)
Luis Romero has taken so many Advanced Placement courses, he can barely remember them all. AP Computer Science, Human Geography, U.S. Government, World History — the list goes on. (Market Place)
Carly Fiorina, the former CEO and chairman of Hewlett-Packard, today announced her run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. She has never held public office and calls her run a “return to citizen government.” She pokes fun at her undergraduate degree from Stanford in medieval history and philosophy but says it comes in handy when she wants to poke holes in President Obama’s comparison of ISIS terrorism with the Crusades. (Forbes)
“I’m not a politician,” declared Ben Carson as he launched his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on May 4. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, returned to his hometown of Detroit to announce his run. He set himself apart from the pack by beginning his kick-off day at a school named after him: Ben Carson High School of Science and Medicine. (Forbes)


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