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Rise & Shine: Mayoral race's education contours are shaping up

  • Comptroller Bill Thompson, a mayoral candidate, critiqued the DOE again. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • Casting doubt on the DOE’s success could be Thompson’s linchpin campaign strategy. (Times)
  • Mayor Bloomberg defended Schools Chancellor Joel Klein against Thompson’s attacks. (NY1)
  • Klein is emerging as an election-year target for critics of the administration. (Daily News)
  • The Daily News says Thompson is “out of control” with his audits, which didn’t reveal wrongdoing.
  • Schools are getting federal funding to boost technology, but not to hire teachers. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Several new Web sites offer educational games for kids. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Chicago Magazine‘s profile of Arne Duncan’s replacement, Ron Huberman, is finally online.
  • Government meddling in oversight bodies caused England’s test snafus, a report found. (Times Online)
  • School budgets are likely to be worse next year, at least in Chicago. (Sun-Times)

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