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Rise & Shine: The fabulous lifestyle of a DOE contractor

In New York:

  • With the $3.6M he allegedly stole, a DOE contractor built a lux lifestyle. (Daily News, Post)
  • The DOE says it boosted oversight protections after firing the contractor. (Times, WNYC, NY1)
  • John Liu said he’s reviewing contracts with vendors implicated in the investigation. (WSJ)
  • The UFT won’t survey all its teachers, a favor Educators 4 Excellence requested. (Post)
  • Two high schools and an elementary school will be phased out after a PEP vote. (Post, NY1, GS)
  • The Daily News: Parents behind a lawsuit should get sanctioned for “political theater.”
  • Police: A Queens third-grader sold a handgun for $3 in school yesterday. (Post, NY1)
  • A lawmaker wants to ban the handcuffing of children younger than 12. (Daily News)

And around the country:

  • Harvard ed school students protest the school has abandoned social justice concerns. (Globe)
  • The Calif. group pushing “parent trigger” has a grassroots base in churches. (WSJ)
  • The man behind tenure law changes in Illinois is the child of two activists. (CNC/Times)
  • Several California school districts are reaching to taxes to try to stave layoffs. (Bay Citizen)
  • At the last Chicago school board meeting under Daley’s control, consolidations pass. (CNC)

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