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Rise & Shine: Friday, 8/15

  • More on yesterday’s school safety rally. (AP)
  • The private Riverdale Country School is donating old computers to a new charter school in District 10. (Riverdale Press)
  • Look for deep discounts this year as retailers try to make money during the back-to-school shopping season, despite the weakening economy. (Times)
  • School officials in one Maryland County are in hot water for using as an illustration of failing students pictures of graduates who hadn’t failed at all. (Washington Post)
  • UFT and AFT president Randi Weingarten argues for the “Broader, Bolder” approach in a column opposing John McCain’s education policies. (Daily News)
  • To close the achievement gap, Sol Stern proposes a Marshall Plan for lower-grades reading instruction. (City Journal)