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Rise & Shine: School closure protesters say they were spied on

  • Six high-profile former students from Jamaica High School describe their school days. (Times)
  • If the DOE does close Paul Robeson HS, students with serious needs will have no home. (NY1)
  • People who protested outside Mayor Bloomberg’s house said their protest was illegally surveilled. (NY1)
  • The school closure protests are just what mayoral control was supposed to prevent. (Gotham Gazette)
  • Paterson’s proposed school budget cuts might be mitigated by wealthy districts’ savings. (Times)
  • State Sen. Craig Johnson explains why he supported Gov. Paterson’s charter cap bill. (Post)
  • Issues of teacher pay and firing ease stopped the UFT from signing on to the state’s RttT bid. (Post)
  • The Daily News calls state legislators hypocrites for selectively supporting school choice.
  • Entrepreneurs are trying to increase the number of public schools offering Chinese from 60. (Daily News)
  • The Post rails against the EPA’s plan to test schools for air safety.
  • City students advanced through the first round of LEGO robotics competition. (NY1)
  • Real estate mogul David Walentas predicts an end to the suit over the MS planned for DUMBO. (Times)
  • Conservative pundit Maggie Gallagher asks a perpetual question: How can we do more for boys? (Post)
  • Australia is getting an NYC-inspired school ranking Web site this week. (The Age)
  • The federal government will soon fund education technology for the first time in a decade. (Times)