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Rise & Shine: A Times columnist gets inside Joel Klein's brain

  • In Joel Klein’s dream world, there would be 30 percent fewer teachers (hired, not by firing). (Times)
  • The UFT is urging the city to shut down all schools where 1.5 percent of kids have fevers. (Daily News)
  • WNYC offers both optimistic and cynical interpretations of Randi Weingarten’s school board about-face.
  • The principal of Brooklyn’s PS 20 was arrested for hitting a teacher. (Brooklyn Paper, Post, Daily News)
  • A City Council hearing probed ties between the city and developers in school planning. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • What if every math class included video games? A video game maker is trying to find out. (NY1)
  • New Jersey is training laid-off Wall Street traders to become math teachers. (Reuters)
  • Schools all over Queens are reporting absentee rates of 30 percent and more. (Queens Chronicle)
  • Jay Mathews considers a post-No Child Left Behind plan for improving schools. (Washington Post)
  • Greenwich Village parents looked at shuttered stores for potential pre-K sites. (The Villager)