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Rise & Shine: Thursday, 9/11

  • Schools are turning away children with special needs. (Sun)
  • New initiatives from the DOE will help schools share ideas and learn from successful models. (Post)
  • Parents and drivers protested cuts to special education bus routes yesterday. (NY1)
  • Beverages sold in schools contained fewer calories in recent years, thanks to a voluntary agreement by manufacturers. (Sun)
  • A McCain campaign ad distorts Obama’s record on education. (Times, Washington Post)
  • P.S. 53 in Staten Island was named a Blue Ribbon School by the federal Department of Education. (Staten Island Advance)
  • Under a new state rule, students in Massachusetts who fail a high school science exit exam have an easier appeals process than those who fail in math or reading. (Boston Globe)
  • An LA Times editorial asks whether schools reflect what we value as a society, in light of a call for expanded arts education. (LA Times)