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Rise & Shine: Foundation investments didn't cure ailing districts

News from New York City:

  • Chancellor Walcott’s car was pulled over by police Friday night, but no ticket was given. (AP, Times, Post)
  • Doubts about the DOE contractor accused of stealing $3.6 million were first registered in 2002. (Times)
  • The contractor’s estranged wife once ran a club for “frisky moms,” which embarrassed her kids. (Post)
  • The new $100 million Promise Academy Charter School building will house social services, too. (Post)
  • James Regan, a leading member of the Board of Education in the 1970s and 1980s, has died. (Times)
  • A teacher at Holcombe Rucker High School temporarily adopted a student he tutored in college. (NY1)
  • Some city schools are adding bike safety to their physical education programs. (Times)
  • CUNY is working on the thorny issue of transferring credits from community to senior colleges. (WNYC)

And beyond:

  • Districts given funds by the Gates, Broad, and Walton foundations improved but not enough. (Newsweek)
  • KIPP schools in Philadelphia are putting most of their internal records online for public view. (Inquirer)
  • Author Dave Eggers says a wave of teacher retirements is an opportunity to boost salaries. (Times)
  • A statistician argues that teachers should be evaluated according to how much time they teach. (Times)
  • Ex-DOE deputy John White officially became New Orleans’ superintendent yesterday. (Times-Picayune)
  • A crowd at Harvard’s ed school gave a warm welcome to N.J. Gov Chris Christie and his policies. (Times)
  • Bloomberg columnist: Regulation that sidelines teachers is to blame for children being arrested. (Post)
  • For homeless students, the routine of school, even when it’s a new one, can be reassuring. (Times)
  • Middle-class children succeed when pushed and when allowed to move at their own pace. (L.A. Times)

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