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Rise & Shine: The Senate’s vote is praised (mostly in the Post)

  • The Senate returned school control to the mayor. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Wall Street Journal)
  • It also added an oversight committee to watch the DOE. (Daily News)
  • The Post and the Daily News hail the Senate’s vote, saying that kids are coming out ahead.
  • Schools Chancellor Joel Klein praises the renewal, even if the process to get to it was “noisy.” (Post)
  • The Post tallies praise for its mayoral control series from Arne Duncan, Mayor Bloomberg, and others.
  • Arne Duncan said the vote is “a big victory for the children of New York City.” (Post)
  • Dakota Reyes, principal of Brooklyn’s PS 372, reminds readers how mayoral control helped her. (Post)
  • Schools in New York and elsewhere could be used as swine flu immunization centers. (USA Today)
  • In letters to the Times, New Yorkers suggest tasks for new state education chief David Steiner.
  • Downtown Express visits the School of One, located in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
  • John Fund: That politicians choose their kids’ schools and also oppose vouchers is a scandal. (WSJ)
  • Jay Mathews revisits Rafe Esquith, the indefatigable California teacher. (Washington Post)