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Rise & Shine: Friday, 9/5

  • Mayor Bloomberg dismissed as “a political thing” a report recommending changes to mayoral control of the schools. (Daily News)
  • Democratic primary opponents of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver demand to know where he stands on mayoral control. (Post)
  • Nearly half the schools that received “F” grades on last year’s progress reports have closed, are being shut down, or have a new principal, although it is unclear whether principals left on their own or were pushed out. (Daily News, Times)
  • Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer will release a report today showing that the city’s capital plan falls short of the projected need for new schools seats. (Sun)
  • An increase in luxury housing construction is creating new pressures on city schools. (GothamGazette)
  • The Sun editorializes on the links between the mayoral control debate and possible overturning of term limits by the City Council.
  • GOP nominee McCain pushed increased school choice in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last night. (EdWeek)
  • An all-boys charter school in Philadelphia has caused controversy over same-sex schooling. (AP)