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Rise & Shine: Int'l expert urges status boost for U.S. teachers

  • International comparisons suggest boosting U.S. teachers’ skills and status could help schools. (Times)
  • MS 391 in the Bronx faces closure for the third time, but supporters say it has made gains. (Daily News)
  • The new technology-themed school that IBM is planning to open has steep ambitions. (Gotham Gazette)
  • Both budget proposals in Albany reduce cuts to schools, but not by enough, advocates say. (WNYC)
  • State Senate Republicans’ bill rolls back some of the grounds for layoffs from the original bill. (Post)
  • There’s no middle school extension for Staten Island fifth-graders in an autism program. (Daily News)
  • Retired Yankee Bernie Williams is donating musical equipment to the South Bronx’s IS 162. (Daily News)
  • It’s not exactly true that 82 percent of schools will be labeled “failing” under No Child Left Behind. (AP)