• Schools that never had extra-large classes before have them now. (Daily News)
  • Juan Gonzalez reports that a Lower Manhattan school got a $250 million, 30-year lease. (Daily News)
  • New vending machines in schools will have healthier snacks. (Daily News)
  • More than 5,000 school custodians are getting instruction in protecting against H1N1 flu. (NY1)
  • A nationwide school nurse shortage could be a problem in the fight against the flu’s spread. (AP)
  • A look at what this year’s not-yet-approved Contracts for Excellence money will fund in District 21. (Post)
  • Brooklyn Tech students counter-protested against members of a Kansas anti-gay church. (Times Local)
  • D.C. teachers protested coming layoffs, which some worry will affect older teachers. (Washington Post)
  • Randi Weingarten and other labor leaders say Arne Duncan looks like “Bush III.” (Washington Post)
  • Duncan says his law will set goals but not always tell states how to get there. (Christian Science Monitor)
  • In South Africa, teenagers are rallying for better schools. (Times)
  • Jay Mathews: New book convinced me that better schools would boost the economy. (Washington Post)