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Rise & Shine: SED finds educational value in controversial mural

  • The State Education Department is showing a mural that depicts slavery for an hour a month. (Times)
  • In his debut on education, Republican mayoral contender Joe Lhota proposed teacher merit pay. (Post)
  • The struggling UFT Charter School got a two-year charter renewal. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook)
  • The DOE’s ongoing Sandy recovery efforts got City Council praise. (GothamSchools, NY1, SchoolBook)
  • The Eagle Academy Foundation’s CEO says boys schools make sense, despite criticism. (Daily News)
  • Bob McManus: The latest CREDO study shows that charter schools have lifted all boats in Harlem. (Post)
  • A sweeping study by Mathematica finds that students gain from attending KIPP charter schools. (HuffPo)
  • Ohio is investigating school districts for “scrubbing” student data to boost scores. (Columbus Dispatch)
  • The head of Mexico’s teachers union has been arrested on charges of embezzling union funds. (Times)

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