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Rise & Shine: Extra-budget boosts for three high-tech schools

  • Three “21st-century schools” got big budget boosts outside the normal budgeting process. (Daily News)
  • A angry mother was arrested after hitting the principal of Brooklyn’s Art and Design High School. (Post)
  • The city is building five new schools in Queens for next fall, but some wonder if it’s enough. (Daily News)
  • An investigation found that a former ACORN employee used her DOE position to scam Verizon. (Times)
  • Teachers present and retired respond to Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to link tenure to test scores. (Times)
  • Joel Klein faced a tough crowd of about 200 parents on Staten Island earlier this week. (S.I. Advance)
  • Massachusetts legislature accidentally amended its charter school bill to exclude Boston. (Boston Globe)
  • Proponents of healthier school lunches are finding that feeding kids well is expensive. (USA Today)
  • Steve Barr is giving $50,000 back to Green Dot after an audit questioned his expenses. (L.A. Times)