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Rise & Shine: Arne Duncan's first NYC appearance is big news

  • In Brooklyn, Ed Sec Duncan praised New York City’s school reforms. (GothamSchools, City Room, Post)
  • Mayor Bloomberg reiterated his belief that teacher layoffs would no longer be necessary. (WNYC)
  • Families who don’t win a spot at their local schools this fall will be able to try again. (Downtown Express)
  • In Texas, kids can now stay in school until they’re 25. (Dallas Morning News)
  • Famed chef Alice Waters says a recession is a great time to reexamine school lunches. (Times)
  • After bombing the SAT, a journalist and SAT tutor says its time to scrap the test. (Daily News)
  • Jay Mathews suggests strategies to prepare more kids for college-level work. (Washington Post)
  • A Baltimore school leader dispels what he says are five myths about education. (Washington Post)

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