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 
A new poll released today shows slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, the shared academic standards that have been put in place by more than 40 states, but backers of the approach continue to outnumber its opponents. (Education Week)
Whether a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act makes it over the finish line this year, the federally driven accountability system at the heart of the law seems destined to go the way of the Blockbuster video. (Education Week)
The four largest broadcast networks will simultaneously air a fundraising special for education next month featuring Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson and other celebrity entertainers. (US News)
The federal consumer bureau on Monday launched an industry-wide investigation to determine why borrowers with federal student loans are being kicked out of generous programs that keep their payments affordable. (Huffington Post)
College was never much of an option for most students in this tiny town of 1,200 located in the woods of the Manistee National Forest. Only 12 of the 32 kids who graduated high school in 2005 enrolled in college. Only two of those have gotten their bachelor’s degree. (The Atlantic)
Tensions between Delaware’s Department of Education and local educators grew during Mark Murphy’s three years as secretary. It is a divide, colleagues say, that veteran educator Steven Godowsky, who is set to replace Murphy this fall, can begin to repair. (delawareonline)
For the first time, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging education policymakers to start middle- and high-school classes later in the morning. The idea is to improve the odds of adolescents getting sufficient sleep so they can thrive both physically and academically. (The Atlantic)


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