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Rise & Shine: Tuesday, 9/16

  • Progress report grades come out today. In general, principals say their scores look good. (Post) And press conference organizers may receive grades of their own. (Times)
  • Class sizes are up at 54 percent of schools, despite state aid to reduce class size — and the state wants to know why. (Sun, Post)
  • Charter school advocates want charters to get public aid to pay for their buildings and to be able to hire uncertified teachers. (Sun, Post)
  • The number of teachers who are being paid even though they haven’t been assigned to classes jumped 13 percent this year. (Post)
  • PS 29 in Brooklyn copes with the biking death of a 3rd grader. (Daily News)
  • Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings pushes renewal of the unpopular No Child Left Behind law. (Washington Post)
  • The practice of paying kids for school performance has spread to Des Moines, Iowa. (CNN)
  • Boston is grappling with an education “brain drain” as school leaders leave for New York. (Boston Globe)

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