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Rise & Shine: State seeking $18m for Race to the Top admin.

  • The state is asking foundations for $18 million to make sure it spends its RttT funds well. (WSJ)
  • The state approved 15 new charter schools for New York City. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • Data show that 3 of 4 CUNY community college freshmen need remedial help. (Daily News, Post)
  • Juan Gonzalez: Most special ed tuition spending goes to families from wealthy areas. (Daily News)
  • Klein attended his final Panel for Educational Policy meeting last night. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • Conditions at Central Falls High School, where all the teachers were nearly fired, have worsened. (NPR)
  • A gunman opened fire at a Florida school board meeting, then killed himself. (AP)