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Rise & Shine: Charter schools pushing for construction funding

  • The current solution in the Gates Foundation’s search for a silver bullet is teacher effectiveness. (AP)
  • Two new city charter schools are in new buildings, and advocates are pushing for funds for more. (Times)
  • The city’s former top labor negotiator says he thinks New York is not eligible for Race to the Top. (WNYC)
  • Tests scores were flat at Green Dot’s L.A. high school. (More students took the tests.) (L.A. Times)
  • The family of a boy whose bus company failed to take him home is suing. (Daily News)
  • A study of the ACT finds only a quarter of test-takers are likely to do well in college. (Wall Street Journal)
  • In Florida, top school officials spend time in the classroom as substitutes. (Miami Herald)
  • Atlanta is quietly striving to become a model urban school district. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  • Principals whose schools don’t improve should be fired, Joel Klein-protégé Julia Gillard said. (The Age)
  • For the first time, activists and the feds agree that students should get healthy school lunches. (Times)
  • The parent rebellion against ice cream is spreading. (Times)

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