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Rise & Shine: Protesters push for tax hikes to Wall Street

In New York:

  • Thousands of protesters marched to protest the mayor’s budget, push for tax hikes. (WSJ, NYT, WABC)
  • More than 60 groups organized the rally; Randi Weingarten was among the attendees. (NY1, HuffPost)
  • A Post editorial about the march says activists “care only about consuming wealth — not producing it.”
  • An analysis finds that the city plans to spend $1 billion on consultants next year. (Daily News)
  • After union talks failed, the city applied to “restart” schools using federal dollars. (Post, Daily News)
  • The little-understood restart model raises questions about what changes can be made. (NYT, GS, NY1)
  • A high-ranking DOE official who oversaw a consulting contract that’s under scrutiny resigned. (DNPost)
  • East Harlem high school students will reenact the Freedom Riders’ southern journey. (DNAInfo)
  • A Francis Lewis student who immigrated from China in 2003 won a prestigious scholarship. (Daily News)
  • Park Slope parents are angry that construction on a playground has been delayed. (Daily News)
  • The Daily News sponsored a cooking lesson for special-needs pre-schoolers in the Bronx. (Daily News)
  • The families of teens who burned a Brooklyn school’s playground paid $50,000 for the damages. (DN)

And beyond:

  • A presidential report recommends expanding arts education to reach more children. (ABC News)
  • The Times criticizes Scholastic for publishing a fourth-grade lesson packet touting the benefits of coal.
  • A Connecticut student barred from prom because of a suspension has become a media sensation. (NYT)
  • Some teachers are using Twitter-like technology to engage students in discussions. (NYT)
  • A push to change Texas’s public universities is generating a high-profile backlash. (NYT, Texas Tribune)