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 
Back in 2008, Democrats for Education Reform had what amounted to its coming out party at the party’s national convention in Denver. But a lot has changed in eight years. (Education Week)
Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday made his wife Hillary Clinton’s work on behalf of children, including her education advocacy as first lady of Arkansas, the centerpiece of the case for electing her president, on the night she officially became the Democratic Party’s nominee. (Education Week)
Jennifer Webb-Cook and Alexis Salt have a lot in common. They both teach in Nevada’s Clark County, which includes Las Vegas. They’re both active in the National Education Association and are delegates here at the Democratic National Convention. (Education Week)
Education could be a vehicle to create economic mobility, but in many ways the country and the city of Chicago are failing.This was the message of former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Duncan, who spent eight years as chief executive officer for the Chicago Public Schools, spoke Monday to a group of researchers and planners who are looking at the issue of economic mobility in Chicago. The Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute came together to host the meeting titled “How Place Matters for Economic Mobility.” (WBEZ)
The Maryland State Board of Education has tapped an education policy expert who helped found a charter school as its new president. (The Washington Post)


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