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Rise & Shine: Pre-K for all tops Obama's education agenda, too

  • President Obama set better access to pre-K as a top priority in his State of the Union speech. (HuffPo)
  • A single city school, a Staten Island charter school, has a state teacher evaluation plan. (GothamSchools)
  • Dozens of new companies submitted bids to take over the city’s school bus routes. (SchoolBook, NY1)
  • A special education advocate says the city has ignored students in the contract dispute. (Daily News)
  • Schools across the state will get an influx of funds to support technology spending. (GothamSchools)
  • In some parts of the city, kids’ quality of life is low and challenges are high. (Daily News, SchoolBook)
  • Michigan could allow state leaders to seize control of more low-performing local schools. (WSJ)
  • A think-tanker says New Jersey’s teachers union is wrong to oppose “blended learning” schools. (Post)

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