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Rise & Shine: $100m and more mayoral control a gift to Newark

  • Facebook’s CEO is giving $100 million and more mayoral control to Newark’s schools. (Times, WSJ)
  • Lisa Luft, Kennedy HS’s new principal, has phased out two schools before. (Riverdale Press)
  • Joel Klein said the UFT’s Michael Mulgrew is harder to work with than Randi Weingarten. (Daily News)
  • Brooklyn elected officials are fighting a plan to put a charter school in Floyd Bennet Field. (YourNabe)
  • More than 50 students at Brooklyn’s IS 234 were told they had to change schools. (Post, Daily News)
  • Hundreds of retired school administrators draw six-figure pensions. (Daily News)
  • Errol Louis says charter advocates should rethink their strategy after last week’s primaries. (Daily News)
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan predicts continued school reform in post-Fenty D.C. (Washington Post)
  • Some conservative Texans say the state’s new textbooks have a pro-Islam bent. (Times)
  • The Times calls on Congress to pass a bill that would require healthier school lunches.