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Rise & Shine: Arne Duncan wants more charter, boarding schools

  • The DOE is dropping its bid to replace three schools with charter schools. (GothamSchools, Times, Post)
  • Al Sharpton and Joel Klein kicked off the Education Equality Project convention. (GothamSchools, Times)
  • Arne Duncan was to surprised to learn about the state’s scheduled cuts to charter school funding. (Post)
  • The Post says it’s with Duncan: Charter schools should get more state funds because parents want them.
  • Duncan told the Post that poor children should have access to public boarding schools.
  • Merryl Tisch says the federal “Race to the Top” fund should be used to toughen state tests. (Post)
  • The head of the state teachers union, Dick Iannuzzi, says unions are “embracing reform.” (Buffalo News)
  • The city will build a new high school in Maspeth, Queens, even though some there didn’t want it. (Times)
  • Manhattan’s Millennium High School is overcrowding itself to deal with budget cuts. (Downtown Express)
  • A Chinatown school has a librarian, but no library. (Downtown Express)
  • The DOE’s contracting rules shut out small businesses. (NY1)
  • There won’t be enough room at PS 3 and PS 41 for students zoned for them. (The Villager)
  • A Manhattan teacher was cleared of sex abuse allegations. (Daily News)
  • Jay Mathews says charter schools, not vouchers, are the way of the future. (Washington Post)