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Rise & Shine: Sect. Duncan reroutes NYC visit at union's request

  • The “new politics of education” has Race to the Top and other forces causing unions to change. (Times)
  • Union chief Randi Weingarten pressured Education Sect. Arne Duncan to reroute his NYC visit. (DN)
  • Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch thinks “her Michaels” will work out Race to the Top. (DN)
  • The Daily News says Duncan’s visit will give a well-timed boost to Race to the Top’s chance in NY.
  • At East Harlem TAG, parents focus on raising funds and improving the school’s image. (Times)
  • Bob Herbert: we need more schools like Bard HS, where students graduate with an assoc. degree.
  • Nearly two-thirds of VA & MD kids can’t read proficiently by the end of third grade. (Washington Post)
  • A summer jobs program with more applicants than in the past has fewer jobs to offer. (WSJ)
  • NY suburbanites will vote on school budgets today, most with cuts or slight pending increases. (WSJ)
  • Bill Clinton and Al Sharpton are backing a bill that would raise NY’s charter cap. (Post)
  • In a poll run by a pro-charter group, 63 percent of respondents said they want the cap lifted. (Post)
  • Two I.S. 208 students were arrested for sexually abusing a 12 year old girl at school. (Post, NY1)
  • A Manhattan Inst. writer says Diane Ravitch’s testimony against charter schools is flawed. (Post)
  • Law & Order’s rubber room episode will include teachers who say they shouldn’t be there. (Post)