• City Councilman James Sanders gave $1.5 million in capital funds to schools in his Queens district. (NY1)
  • State ed groups criticized Paterson for renovating the Capitol building while freezing school aid. (Post)
  • The state comptroller says schools face a $2 billion gap when stimulus funds run out. (Empire State News)
  • The city’s plan to close Alfred E. Smith HS also threatens a trade program for adults. (WNYC)
  • Opponents of school closures hope they can convince the PEP to vote down the proposals. (NY1)
  • An charter school advocate says lifting the cap would save the state money. (Post)
  • The Daily News says American “nerd” and “geek” stereotypes scare kids away from science and math.
  • An overlooked feature of RttT — its focus on tracking how high school grads perform in college. (Times)
  • In Rochester, plans to open two new high schools mean closing two others. (Democrat & Chronicle)
  • Teachers were treated to a zero-gravity flight to get their students interested in math and science. (Times)
  • The L.A. teachers union sued to stop charter schools from taking over 30 schools. (L.A. Times)
  • Michigan’s school funding model, reliant on sales tax, is causing school budgets to shrink. (Detroit News)