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 
For the second time this month, Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton promised America’s teachers that they can expect a friendly ear in the White House if she’s elected. (Education Week)
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: Leaders of the National Education Association are pretty excited about the prospect of a President Hillary Clinton and will be coming out in full force for the presumptive Democratic nominee in Philadelphia at the party’s convention next week. But, the union recently notched one of its biggest legislative wins in decades, thanks in part to Republicans, who are, after all, currently in control of Congress. (Education Week)
Both our current president and the presumptive Democratic nominee have talked a lot about expanding early childhood education. President Obama has backed up his rhetoric by creating Preschool Development Grants. (NPR)
In the last 20 years, Republican education policy has focused on expanding the choices granted to local communities, families and students. Where it will go next, with Donald Trump the presumptive leader of the Republican Party, is anyone’s guess. (Huffington Post)
Hillary Clinton unleashed a blistering attack Monday night on Donald Trump’s pick for vice president, telling thousands of cheering teachers union members that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is “one of the most hostile politicians in America when it comes to public education.” (Politico)
Using a common calculation to measure diversity, Sanislo Elementary in West Seattle turns out to be the most racially mixed public school in the state. (The Seattle Times)


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