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 
There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie. (NPR)
Amplify, a much-heralded push by News Corporation into digital education, led by Joel Klein, a former New York City schools chancellor, is nearing an inglorious end. (The New York Times)
Policymakers and the public often talk about how important education is for the economy, saying that schooling promotes higher incomes, better jobs and more growth. (U.S. News)
Save the Children, the century-old child-welfare organization, has spun off a new political arm that is crusading to make early-childhood education a top-tier issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. (The Washington Post)
Seattle teachers and administrators are deep into negotiations over a new teacher contract, with the existing one set to expire at the end of the month.  Two years ago, teachers were already talking about a possible strike.   This year, no such rumblings. (The Seattle Times)
New York
New York state officials said Wednesday that about one in five of the students who were supposed to take statewide tests last spring opted out without a valid excuse. (The Wall Street Journal)


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