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Rise & Shine: Randi says she can abide a mayor-controlled PEP

  • Half of city students are in overcrowded classrooms, according to a new report. (Post)
  • Randi Weingarten offers suggestions for a freer PEP that’s still controlled by the mayor. (Post)
  • “This is big,” the Post says about Weingarten’s school board composition concession.
  • School construction is lagging, with 10 planned schools without even broken ground. (Daily News)
  • Kids from schools closed because of the flu are spending their time in parks and malls. (Times)
  • Parents at Brooklyn’s PS 153 want their school shut after 20 percent of kids were out sick. (Daily News)
  • A bill was introduced, apparently in error, that would unionize all charter school teachers. (Post)
  • Governor Paterson signed a law making e-mail and text message alerts available to parents. (Post)
  • Comptroller William Thompson found that parents have been shut out at the DOE. (Daily News)
  • Mayor Bloomberg is urging calm on swine flu, even as more schools close. (Daily News)
  • Schoolkids in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, want more security near their schools. (Daily News)
  • Media mogul Mort Zuckerman says technology could save our schools. (Daily News)
  • Angry townspeople in a California town voted to recall their entire school board yesterday. (Times)
  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan is responding to reports about dangerous special ed discipline. (Washington Post)
  • A review of scores and spending at California charter schools had mixed results. (L.A. Times)