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Rise & Shine: Joel Klein's Ed Equality Project got ethics board OK

  • The city ethics board said Joel Klein can spend city resources on his Education Equality Project. (Post)
  • Mayoral control is set to be a focus at the Education Equality Project’s conference this week. (Post)
  • Teachers at two KIPP schools say they never asked the UFT to get involved. (Post)
  • Ed sec Arne Duncan says he favors Mayor Bloomberg keeping control of the city schools. (Post)
  • The Post says Duncan’s endorsement is just another reason why Albany should renew mayoral control.
  • The state budget deal stretches out CFE aid increases but eliminates special ed funding cuts. (Times)
  • New state chancellor Merryl Tisch talks to the Daily News about the challenges ahead of her.
  • Randi Weingarten says scapegoating unions is not the answer to the state’s budget woes. (Daily News)
  • Jay Mathews says you don’t need parent involvement to make a weak school better. (Washington Post)
  • D.C. kids got Michelle Rhee to add a ninth grade to their improving middle school. (Washington Post)
  • BBC News profiles ELLIS Academy, the Bronx high school that serves new immigrants.
  • Special workshops teach teenagers about how to deal with dating violence. (Times)
  • In Nashville and elsewhere, leaders are lobbying for public boarding schools. (Time)
  • The Washington Post‘s editorial page editor endorses the “Obama-Duncan-Gates-Rhee” reform strategy.