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Rise & Shine: State Senate ed chair wants more RttT guidance

  • A small coterie of rich hedge fund partners are galvanizing donations to city charter schools. (Times)
  • Charter school operators from other states say they’ll avoid NY until the charter cap is lifted. (Post)
  • The State Senate’s ed committee chair says she needs more guidance about Race to the Top. (NY1)
  • Bob Herbert: Harvard’s new doctoral education program will help create education leaders. (Times)
  • Lafayette HS was closed this weekend because of asbestos fears, canceling the SAT. (Daily News)
  • More city teens are testing positive for some sexually transmitted diseases. (Post)
  • Students from Stuyvesant and Francis Lewis HS are in the running for a top science scholarship. (NY1)
  • The percentage of CUNY freshmen needing remedial classes is holding steady at three quarters. (Post)
  • Letter writers, including the DOE’s David Cantor, take on the issue of charter school space. (Times)
  • In a letter, a Harvard Med professor critiques Bloomberg’s teacher-doctor comparison. (Times)
  • A teacher at Tribeca’s PS 89 was arrested for hitting a police car while driving drunk. (Post)
  • Most D.C. schools with big test score gains last year did not make them this year. (Washington Post)
  • A new study finds negative effects of parents’ deployment on children. (Times, Wall Street Journal)
  • Jay Mathews is disappointed by how few regular public schools have longer days. (Washington Post)
  • Students who don’t have computers at home can be at a disadvantage. (Washington Post)
  • Boston is reminding parents not to give teachers expensive holiday gifts. (Boston Globe)