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Rise & Shine: Rich, poor parents alike on search for good schools

On charter schools:

  • Nearly 40,000 applications were filed for the city’s 8,500 charter school spots. (Post)
  • The Daily News and the Post rail against the UFT’s interference in the DOE’s charter school plans.
  • A Harlem resident says her zoned school is violent, so it should become a charter school. (Post)
  • Eli Broad says the new school building he paid for should become a charter school. (L.A. Times)
  • Suburban school districts haven’t gotten into charter schools the way cities have. (Washington Post)

Mayoral control:

  • Recaps of the Education Equality Project convention’s explosive lunch session. (Post, GothamSchools)
  • Joel Klein and D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty visited two East Harlem schools. (Times, GothamSchools)
  • Parents say getting information about schools hasn’t gotten easier under mayoral control. (Daily News)
  • The DOE says it has made lots of new information available to parents. (Post)
  • Chancellor Klein is rebutting the comptroller’s allegations that the DOE has spent profligately. (Post)
  • In letters, Post readers weigh in on whether the city’s version of mayoral control should go national.
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told school board members that their role isn’t obsolete. (EdWeek)

And everything else:

  • Some wealthy New Yorkers are suddenly planning to enroll their kids in public schools. (Times)
  • Tips for families considering a move based on school zones. (Times)
  • Merryl Tisch, the new state Board of Regents chancellor, gets the Times‘ Saturday profile treatment.
  • Marcia Lyles is in the final round of a Delaware superintendent search. (Wilmington News-Journal)
  • The Administration for Children’s Services is cutting funds from its day care programs. (WNYC)
  • A few city schools are testing out the Wii Fit as an alternative to regular gym classes. (Post)
  • A former teacher’s aide at a Queens school is suing an 8-year-old who ran in the hall. (Post)
  • In Scarsdale, schools are trying to teach empathy. (Times)
  • The Wall Street Journal says Democrats are suppressing evidence that D.C.’s voucher program works.

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