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Rise & Shine: Indicted ex-CEO of charter chain may not be gone

  • Lawyers for Williamsburg Charter HS say the city’s closure decision was motivated by bias. (SchoolBook)
  • The school has said its indicted founder is no longer involved, but he appears to get school emails. (NY1)
  • U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is unveiling a long-promised district Race to the Top. (Times)
  • Mayor Bloomberg: If the UFT opposes absurd suits, it should withdraw its own. (Daily News, NY1, Post)
  • Michael Powell: A special ed advocate started his career after blowing the whistle at a school. (Times)
  • Olympus Academy uses a blended learning model to let students go at their own pace. (GothamSchools)
  • The city announced an upgrade to Staten Island Technical High School’s athletic fields. (S.I. Advance)
  • Across the country, scholarship funds meant for poor students have lined private school coffers. (Times)
  • Some liberal arts colleges are starting to put more energy into career-readiness for students. (WSJ)
  • Joe Nocera: Bill Gates views test scores as the least reliable data point for teacher improvement. (Times)

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