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Rise & Shine: Monday, 10/27

  • As schools have grown overcrowded, many have also become less diverse. (Daily News)
  • The DOE will start requiring substitutes to pass oral and written tests. (Post)
  • “Data mining,” like what’s done in NYC schools, is a new education frontier. (Information Week)
  • The city’s annual Stock Market Game goes on even as the market struggles. (Post)
  • Staten Island teens aren’t totally sold on commuting to high school. (Staten Island Advance)
  • An art teacher at Lehman High School in the Bronx has a bestselling book out. (Post)
  • Embattled Bill Ayers spoke at an educational justice conference in the city. (Times)
  • An Australian education consultant argues against adopting New York’s reforms. (Canberra Times)
  • Science could get more attention now that states must test students on it. (Washington Post)
  • In Massachusetts, budget woes are delaying a plan to offer universal pre-K. (Boston Globe)
  • Jay Mathews takes a look at Michelle Rhee’s Teach for America years. (Washington Post)
  • D.C. officials are gearing up to fire more teachers, but it won’t be easy. (Washington Post)
  • Offbeat electives keep kids engaged in Westchester County high schools. (Times)
  • In New Jersey, state officials are leading a new push to raise the graduation rate. (Times)
  • Parents are key to keeping kids in school. (Christian Science Monitor)