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Rise & Shine: Contract with Murdoch's ed tech firm under fire

  • Critics want the state to reconsider its contract with Rupert Murdoch’s Wireless Generation. (Daily News)
  • The DOE’s internal budget documents suggest that 9 percent of students failed state tests. (NY1)
  • After money dried up and interest waned, Tom Vander Ark backed out of his city charter school. (Times)
  • Parents surveyed said disabled students were included less in school activities last year. (Daily News)
  • Local media mogul Tom Allon is running for mayor and making education a focus. (GothamSchools)
  • Inspired by his students’ high Regents scores, a Long Island teacher played the lottery and won. (Post)
  • A controversial mandate that schools teach gay and lesbian history became law in California. (Times, AP)
  • Illinois officials hope new Race to the Top funds will make up for cuts from the education budget. (Times)