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Rise & Shine: Friday, 12/12

  • In Forbes, Chancellor Joel Klein defends Gates-funded small schools against Diane Ravitch’s criticism.
  • Ed Sec Margaret Spellings says Arne Duncan would make a good replacement. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Some worry that budget cuts to after-school programs could leave kids alone and at risk. (AP)
  • Former NYC schools head Ramon Cortines could become L.A.’s new superintendent. (L.A. Times)
  • Sidwell Friends, where the Obama girls will go to school, has other famous parents. (Washington Post)
  • Linda Darling-Hammond says her record is one of “real reform” in a letter to the Times.
  • Alfie Kohn writes in favor of Darling-Hammond as education secretary in The Nation.

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