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Rise & Shine: Schools of the future are getting attention today

  • A new program is trying to turn NYC classrooms high-tech. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Forbes)
  • The comptroller raises questions about the grad rate. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News, NY1, WNYC)
  • The Post says Comptroller William Thompson’s audit is “clearly bogus” and politically motivated.
  • UFT: Higher test scores show that teachers are doing better, even as more are being U-rated. (NY1)
  • Juan Gonzalez says the DOE is set to give a $95m contract to a tech firm that barely exists. (Daily News)
  • Remembrances of Frank McCourt from former students at Stuyvesant High School. (Times)
  • A Cobble Hill private school is growing even after sloughing off its special ed program. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • The founder of a state education reform group says state senators have it all wrong on schools. (Post)
  • The CUNY system is considering switching to e-textbooks to cut costs. (Post)
  • In a speech to legislators from many states, Bill Gates says better data is needed to improve schools. (AP)
  • Growing interest in the “science of learning” could change how schools look and work. (USA Today)

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