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Rise & Shine: A "reformer's" guide to winning Race to the Top

  • David Steiner, the Hunter College dean, is the new state education chief. (GothamSchools, Times, NY1)
  • The Post says Sheldon Silver’s school governance caution is sensible but shouldn’t stop mayoral control.
  • A Daily News columnist complains about Albany’s practice of including sunset dates in many laws.
  • In his third Post column in a week, Thomas Carroll list four steps for NY to win Race to the Top money.
  • New York has the highest per-student spending of any state in the country. (Post)
  • In the pre-stimulus days, the federal government contributed only 8 percent of education funds. (AP)
  • A Park Slope school’s gardening plans were foiled by the theft of a $25 planter this week. (Daily News)
  • Class sizes are increasing nationally as more districts reduce the size of their teaching force. (AP)

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