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Rise & Shine: DOE’s non-school staff roster up 70% since 2003

  • The number of central Department of Education employees is up 70 percent since 2003. (Daily News)
  • Some summer school students are baking in non-airconditioned rooms. (NY1)
  • Bonnie Brown, the superintendent of District 75 for disabled students, is retiring. (S.I. Advance)
  • The newest conflict at John F. Kennedy High School is over its scoreboard. (Riverdale Press)
  • D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee will introduce standardized tests in more grades. (Washington Post)
  • Some see virtual students as key to improving teacher training. (USA Today)
  • A new, teacher-controlled school in Detroit won’t have a principal. (Free Press)
  • The Washington Post defends the charter school board’s right to close failing schools.
  • A nationwide survey paints a dismal picture of social services for minority children. (AP)
  • The number of Boston students who aren’t fluent in English has ballooned recently. (Boston Globe)