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Rise & Shine: Central DOE staff got raises before salary freeze

  • Principals are planning to cut after school offerings, aides, and supplies purchases. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Dozens of education department employees got $340,000 in raises in recent weeks. (Daily News)
  • A rise in applications has left more pre-K applicants without a spot for next year. (Post)
  • A thief hacked into the DOE’s coffers and stole more than $600,000. (Daily News, Wall Street Journal)
  • The Times says the only way to improve the salary freeze solution would have been to tell the union first.
  • Online charter schools enroll 200,000 students with very little oversight. (Times)
  • David Brooks says Race to the Top is good governance because it motivated without dictating. (Times)
  • Much of D.C.’s new teachers contract was in the last one but was never implemented. (Washington Post)
  • Small schools in Milwaukee are closing down after not delivering promised results. (Journal Sentinel)

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