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Rise & Shine: Thursday, 7/24

  • Children who were mistakenly denied seats in pre-K programs at their siblings’ schools will now be allowed to enroll in those schools. (NY Daily News)
  • The DOE plans to cut 24 of its 64 district family advocate positions. (NY Post)
  • State lawmakers worry that Governor Paterson’s tax relief bill, which would cap the amount that school districts can increase tax levies, would end up costing New York City. (NY Sun)
  • Michelle Rhee, chancellor of the Washington, D.C., schools, is offering to dramatically increase teachers’ salaries — if teachers give away many of their union protections. (Washington Post)
  • Kenneth Blackwell responds to Obama’s and McCain’s education platforms by suggesting that the candidates focus on the role of family and church in the lives of children. (NY Sun)
  • Problems with missing and poorly scored exams continue in the UK. (BBC)