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Rise & Shine: About 2,600 school employees set to get the ax

  • About 2,600 low-paid school workers are set to be fired for budget reasons. (Daily News)
  • The City Council is claiming credit for higher math scores in middle schools. (Daily News)
  • A council member’s grandson was charged with stealing from a charter school board he chaired. (Post)
  • A Stuyvesant HS librarian was charged with sexually abusing students. (Times, Post, Daily News, NY1)
  • A Brooklyn middle school student with a heart defect died of swine flu. (Daily News)
  • PS 15 in Queens has come together to support a family whose mother died in an accident. (Daily News)
  • Schools that focus on data often have students whose performance improves. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Arne Duncan vouched for charter schools and more class time at the 100 Black Men conference. (Post)
  • The Christian Science Monitor says Duncan should study the SAT before pushing national standards.
  • Two schools describe how they chose to use limited technology funds. (NPR)
  • The Wall Street Journal praises Duncan’s demands that states add more charter schools.
  • Glenn Beck looks at the city’s pay-for-grades program, and he doesn’t like what he sees. (Fox News)