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Rise & Shine: England's Ed Balls wowed by Bronx schools visit

  • Chancellor Klein said the city still might have to fire 2,000 teachers. (GothamSchools, Daily News, Post)
  • In a suite of articles, the Christian Science Monitor takes an in-depth look at teacher training.
  • The state budget is likely not to provide promised school aid increases. (Times)
  • England school head Ed Balls visited the Bronx to see the city’s school reforms in action. (Telegraph UK)
  • An admission lottery is sending some kids to schools far from their homes. (Downtown Express)
  • Teachers in Queens have protested against their principal every day this week. (Daily News)
  • Plans for a new middle school in Battery Park City are up in the air, again. (Downtown Express)
  • President Obama reiterated his belief that under-performing teachers should be fired. (AP)
  • Arne Duncan plans to give states their school stimulus money, whether they want it or not. (USA Today)
  • Jay Mathews reports on a military-style program that helps dropouts get their GED. (Washington Post)
  • Josh Greenman tells Obama to put his money where his mouth is on school reform. (Daily News)
  • And too bad for Joel Klein: His favorite team, Duke, was bounced from the NCAA tournament yesterday.