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Rise & Shine: Inauguration education, Tuesday, 1/20


  • More than three-quarters of city schools will be watching the inauguration live. (Post)
  • Schools in Los Angeles are including parents in today’s celebration. (L.A. Times)
  • The Education Equality Project partied in Washington, D.C, yesterday. (Education Week)
  • The Daily News has a roundup of how Bronx schools are spending the historic day.
  • Jay Mathews uses the inauguration to push his new book about KIPP schools. (Washington Post)


  • A city councilman wants community service to be a graduation requirement. (Daily News)
  • The new stimulus package will also push education quality. (USA Today)
  • You heard it here first: The DOE is providing free e-mail to all parents. (Daily News)
  • The Post rehashes the Riverdale Press‘s story about a demoted class of honors students.
  • A Queens vocational school is already preparing kids to take on green jobs. (Daily News)
  • People can start working in schools before their background checks are complete. (Post)
  • A civil rights complaint prompted the DOE to move girls soccer to the fall. (Times)
  • Brooklyn will get new schools in Bay Ridge (Brooklyn Paper) and Park Slope. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • More closures prompt the question: Will Catholic schools soon be gone for good? (Times)
  • Diane Ravitch says no to the forthcoming Hebrew-language-focused charter school. (Daily News)