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Rise & Shine: Monday, 12/1


  • Some schools were encouraged to game the results of parent and student surveys. (Post)
  • Despite the poor economy, city private schools say they’re doing just fine. (Times)
  • One of the last large high schools in the Bronx is becoming a “digital academy.” (Riverdale Press)
  • Adult education is suffering under the current budget crisis, too. (Daily News)
  • Immigrant students at a Queens high school discuss Thanksgiving. (Wall Street Journal)
  • A five-year lawsuit against a Brooklyn high school for pushing kids out has been settled. (Times)
  • Next to improve schools: making getting rid of bad teachers easier, the New York Times editorializes.


  • An Australian principal says that in her experience teaching in the U.S. is all about testing. (The Age)
  • Chancellor Klein is back from Australia, where he promoted the city’s education initiatives. (Times)
  • Closing failing schools, as Klein has done, is essential, a foundation executive said. (The Australian)
  • Some NYC-style initiatives will start next year. (ABC)
  • Some Australian schools are already using an ARIS-style data system. (The Australian)


  • High school students frequently cheat. (ABC)
  • A new profile of D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee. (Time)
  • The former CEO of IBM advocates for national standards. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Jay Mathews profiles one upstart principal of a D.C. elementary school. (Washington Post)
  • Mathews also grapples with the perpetual question of whether poverty excuses failure. (Washington Post)
  • Despite its ambitions, Democrats for Education Reform isn’t having a national impact. (Education Week)

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