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Rise & Shine: Monday, 12/15


  • Many kids with special needs aren’t getting legally required services. (Daily News)
  • The School Construction Authority is looking to buy land in Bay Ridge. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • A successful — but volatile — Queens basketball coach has been suspended. (Daily News)
  • Students at a business-focused Bronx high school discuss the economy. (WNYC)
  • A Brooklyn preschool for kids with special needs might be closing. (Times)
  • Brooklyn’s PS 58 is one of several schools offering unconventional school pictures. (Times)


  • We still don’t know where Obama stands on education. (Times)
  • The Washington Post asks everyone from a student to a superintendent how to fix NCLB.
  • In an editorial, the Boston Globe says we need a “reformer” as education secretary.
  • A nontraditional high school upstate works with kids who might drop out. (AP)
  • Jay Mathews writes that the best teaching doesn’t rely on textbooks. (Washington Post)
  • In D.C., conflicts of interest underlie some charter school decisions. (Washington Post)
  • Private fundraising is a major focus for charter school leaders. (Washington Post)

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