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Rise & Shine: Wednesday, 9/24

  • The DOE awarded performance bonuses to five principals whose schools are so bad they are slated to close. (Times)
  • At one Harlem Charter School, 8th graders are trying to achieve 100 percent proficiency on the state math test — for the second year in a row. (Post)
  • The DOE opened a high-tech DNA lab in a Harlem school. (Post)
  • Political consultants have mapped out a scenario for a Joel Klein mayoral bid. (Observer)
  • Improved student achievement under No Child Left Behind is likely “illusory,” a researcher argues. (Education Week)
  • Senior teachers don’t trust D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee. (Washington Post)
  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is pushing for teacher pay to be tied to student performance. (Minneapolis -St. Paul Star Tribune)