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 
Ann O’Leary, who has a long track record of advising Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on K-12, has been named to Clinton’s transition team if the former secretary of state wins the November election. (Education Week)
Harry Briggs Jr., whose parents originated the pivotal lawsuit that struck down public school segregation in 1954, but whose name was relegated by fate to a forgotten legal footnote, died on Aug. 9 in the Bronx. He was 75. (The New York Times)
Pressured by Gov. Doug Ducey, the president of the state Board of Education quit Wednesday. Greg Miller said aides to the governor told him they wanted him out as the top board official. Miller said Ducey, who is due to make new board appointments as early as this week, believed the change would help smooth over what has been at best a rocky relationship between the board and state schools chief Diane Douglas. (
The California Supreme Court’s decision on whether to take up Vergara v. California, a landmark ruling that challenged teacher tenure and declared some school employment laws unconstitutional, could come as early as this afternoon. Today is the court’s last scheduled conference before the Monday deadline to say whether it will review an appellate court’s ruling in the case. (LA School Report)
Hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District students headed back to class for the first day of school Tuesday as summer vacation officially came to an end. (KTLA)


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