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 
Officials often struggle to determine if students participating in school choice programs like vouchers and education savings accounts are receiving the “equitable services” they are entitled to under federal law, such as speech therapy and reading tutors, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. (Education Week)
The House of Representatives voted to approve a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act on Tuesday, after the House education committee unanimously backed the bill earlier this year. (Education Week)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rolled out more details of his plan to address the rising cost of child care on Tuesday. That’s more than a year after his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, released her own plan for expanding access to childcare and early learning. (Education Week)
“The state’s teacher evaluation system is little more than cotton candy in a rainstorm.” That metaphorical mic drop came last week from Connecticut Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher, ruling in a decade-old school funding lawsuit. (NPR)
Days after California and federal officials agreed to improve service to English learners, most of the school districts on the list the state agreed to monitor more closely said they were surprised they were on it. (KPCC)
Would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., have been a fan of charter schools? Emphatically yes, says his closest aide and fellow civil rights legend, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. (RealClear Life)


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