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Rise & Shine: Wednesday, 10/1

  • The $200 XO laptop, designed for use in developing countries, is coming to the NYC schools. (Post, NY1)
  • Fewer New York youth are smoking, says the state department of health. (Post)
  • Washington, D.C. teachers union head George Parker must decide whether to bring Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s controversial teacher pay proposal to a vote this week. (Washington Post)
  • John E. Deasy, superintendent of the Prince George’s County, Maryland Public Schools, is leaving to head the education division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Washington Post)
  • The Inner City Education Foundation, a charter school group, plans to expand from 13 to 35 schools in South Los Angeles in the next eight years. (LA Times)
  • A group of scientists warned the Texas Board of Education to keep religion and politics out of the state’s new science standards. (Houston Chronicle)