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Rise & Shine: Obama releases plan to revise education law

  • The Obama administration released its plan for reauthorizing the national education law. (Times)
  • The plan favors high expectations and college readiness. (Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg)
  • Various groups are already gearing up for a fight over the plan. (USA Today, Wall Street Journal)
  • Chancellor Klein said the plan is a good start but needs more specific school closure criteria. (Post)
  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan wants to replace NCLB’s pass-fail school criteria with three ratings. (USA Today)
  • The first week of school this fall will include only one day, Wednesday. (Daily News)
  • Students from 20 city schools competed in a math video game tournament at Columbia. (Post, NY1)
  • Three students were stabbed at city schools on Friday. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • Elected officials are asking why metal detectors didn’t prevent the stabbings. (Daily News, NY1)
  • The number of students trying to transfer to CUNY colleges this fall is up more than 75 percent. (Post)
  • One public schooler will help represent the city at the national spelling bee. (Daily News)
  • A panel said NYC discriminated against Khalil Gibran’s principal. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News)
  • The Post says that while the test score audit underway might not be ideal, it’s long overdue.
  • The Daily News says potential cuts to GED programs are politically motivated.
  • The Post says the state should find ways to cut costs without eliminating Regents exams.
  • Stanley Crouch praises an after school and mentoring program in Harlem. (Daily News)
  • Students at Central Falls High School say their soon-to-fired teachers have helped them. (AP)
  • Diane Ravitch says history shows that there’s no single solution to improving schools. (L.A. Times)
  • Texas’s textbook panel voted to inject a conservative outlook into the state’s social studies books. (Times)
  • A school in Newark has hired a coach to teach students how to behave better at recess. (Times)
  • New Jersey’s massive school budget cuts will end a major after-school program this week. (Times)

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