Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Approximately half a million teachers either leave the profession or move each year, costing the U.S. more than $2 billion. That’s according to a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education. (WAMU)
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is asking the state Attorney General’s Office to scrutinize Utah’s commitment to the Common Core. (Education Week)
In a new national poll conducted by a bipartisan research team, respondents voiced their strong support for expanding public preschool, echoing other recent surveys on the issue. (Ed Source)
New Jersey
Hespe says NJ should take deliberate approach but touts new approvals for schools in Trenton, Camden. (NJ Spotlight)
New York
A prominent education reform group is calling on the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board to investigate a $350,000 donation from the teacher’s union made to a lobbying group with ties to Mayor de Blasio’s during the contract talks. (NY Daily News)


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