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Rise & Shine: New attention to science and geography skills

  • American students remain low-performing on a national geography assessment. (Times)
  • A report calls for a renewed focus on problem-solving and engineering in science education. (Times)
  • Mayor Bloomberg is soliciting bids for a new engineering school to open in the city. (WNYC, NY1)
  • Five reasons why Rupert Murdoch likely chose Joel Klein to manage NewsCorp’s scandal. (WNYC)
  • The number of confirmed cases of bedbugs in city schools tripled last year. (GothamSchools)
  • Erasure analysis shows test irregularities in dozens of New Jersey schools. (N.J. Spotlight)
  • The Daily News praises Ruben Brosbe’s treatment of his tenure decision on GothamSchools.