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 
Facebook, which transformed communication with its social networking service, now wants to make a similar impact on education. (The New York Times)
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., chairman of the House education committee, announced Thursday that he will not be seeking re-election in 2016. (Education Week)
Shavar Jeffries, the new president of Democrats for Education Reform, used a hotel in Los Angeles this week to explain how school choice could work. (Los Angeles Times)
Imagine a space shuttle speeding toward Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, the friction outside heating the vessel up to more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit as it enters the atmosphere. (NPR)
Education and civic groups are pushing state lawmakers to use the $325 million budget surplus and $450 million in the state’s “rainy day fund” to finally fund schools at the level they say voters intended — and do it now. (Arizona Daily Star)
New York
Saying he sympathized with parents’ frustrations with annual state testing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said he was launching a review of the Common Core standards, the related curriculum and exams. (The Wall Street Journal)


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