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 
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton’s first ads in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire are out—and they touch on her record on children’s issues, including her early work in the standards-based education redesign movement as first lady of Arkansas. (Education Week)
The New Orleans education revolution that followed Hurricane Katrina definitively improved the city’s public education, according to a Tulane University report released in Education Next magazine late Monday (Aug. 3). But researchers warn it might not be the recipe to fix education across the United States. (
Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore became the 17th candidate for the Republican presidential nomination with his on-line announcement last week. He made no mention of education issues during his launch, but he has come out against Common Core curriculum standards. (Forbes)
A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy shackled two children with disabilities as punishment for their misbehavior at school, an allegedly illegal use of force that traumatized the children, according to a federal lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union and others filed Monday. (The Washington Post)
In a familiar coda to statewide testing breakdowns, Pearson has agreed to reimburse the state of Minnesota for costs associated with disruptions on assessments given earlier this year. (Education Week)
Rhode Island
Approximately 1,200 immigrant children enter the Providence schools every year. Some are refugees from countries in turmoil. Others arrive without their parents. Many have had little formal education in their native countries. (Providence Journal)


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