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Rise & Shine: Since last week edition, dropping in from San Diego

From New York City:

  • The DOE wants 100,000 kids, or four times the current number, to be in charter schools by 2012. (Post)
  • Applications are up at CUNY, and so are applications for financial aid. (NY1, Daily News, Post)
  • Carl Icahn Charter School in the Bronx accepted only 3 percent of its applicants. (Daily News)
  • Students at International High School in Queens deal with their pasts through performance art. (Times)
  • Some psychologists say public charter school lotteries could hurt children emotionally. (Daily News)
  • The DOE is banning sugary drinks from being sold inside schools, starting in the fall. (Post)
  • Private donations are enabling students to compete in a robotics competition this week. (Daily News)
  • Some Bronx students are spending their spring break visiting concentration camps. (Times)
  • The parent council “straw vote” is open all week. (WNYC)
  • Students and teachers at a Queens school are suing the DOE over their decayed building. (Daily News)
  • A Brooklyn teacher said there’s more creativity at his school than ever, thanks to mayoral control. (Post)
  • Teacher salaries increased substantially during Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure. (Post)
  • The DOE is bending the rules so a Queens child can attend the school named after his uncle. (NY1)
  • A Post columnist looks at a Buffalo charter school that is suffering under this year’s budget cuts.

And beyond:

  • Declining local budgets are chipping away at stimulus dollars. (Washington Post)
  • Diane Ravitch says New York City shows that mayoral control isn’t a panacea for failing schools. (Times)
  • The Obama education policy direction seems to be toward tougher schools. (Times)
  • Ten years after the violence at Columbine High School, schools have more security. (USA Today)
  • A former mayor of Baltimore will mediate between D.C. teachers and the district. (Washington Post)

Bonus! Index cardgate, week 2:

  • Handing out cue cards isn’t the only way the UFT tries to influence city politicians. (Post)
  • Mayor Bloomberg said again that he found the cue cards distasteful. (Daily News)
  • Longtime rivals Randi Weingarten and Eva Moskowitz are sparring over the incident. (Daily News)
  • The Post says the cue card debacle shows that unions have bought the City Council.
  • The Observer says the worst thing is that City Council members took the bait.

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