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Rise & Shine: Monday, 2/9


  • More on Friday’s mayoral control hearing. (WNYC, Crain’s New York, Times, Daily News)
  • The mayor is helping four closing Catholic schools convert to charters. (Times, WNYC, Post, Daily News)
  • Teachers at KIPP AMP say administrators aren’t acceding to their unionization plan. (Times)
  • In Brooklyn, teachers and families protested against a school closure. (NY1)
  • The controversial ex-principal of Lafayette High School is under investigation, again. (Daily News)
  • The Radio Rookies program gives city kids a chance to produce spots for NPR. (Daily News)
  • Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood is getting its first high school this fall. (Daily News)
  • A school for kids with special needs is getting pushed out of its DUMBO home. (Times)
  • A religious leader who works with charter schools says mayoral control should continue. (Daily News)
  • Two former DOE employees admitted to taking bribes from bus companies. (Times)
  • The DOE is moving all kindergarten classes into public school buildings next year. (Daily News)


  • Two academics argue against the Head Start money in the stimulus bill. (Times)
  • A psychology professor says the stimulus bill should only fund programs that work. (Times)
  • Test scores help schools improve, Jay Mathews says. (Washington Post)
  • Charter schools struggle for space in Los Angeles. (L.A. Times)
  • D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee tries to set the record straight with teachers. (Washington Post)

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