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Morning Headlines: Monday, October 3rd

10/03/11 05:55AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Perry works in New Hampshire to regain ground'I have not killed,' tearful Amanda Knox tells juryWall Street protesters enter 3rd weekPolice corral, arrest protesters on Brooklyn BridgeKoch Brothers flout law with secret Iran salesCain wins GOP women straw pollAndy Rooney says goodbye | And don't expect autographsUMass-Lowell/Herald poll: Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown in dead heatDenmark introduces a 'fat tax'"Arrested Development" is returning read more

Live from the Bronx Charter School for Excellence

Live from the Bronx Charter School for Excellence

09/30/11 01:13PM

This morning we came to you live from Bronx Charter School for Excellence, deep in the heart of the Parkchester and Morris Park neighborhoods. The school is free public charter school that serves 440 students, and in the 2011-2012, the school's 3rd-6th graders achieved a combined 93.5% proficiency level in English Language Arts and Mathematics. That's pretty darn good.During the episode, we explored how the school has dramatically improved academic results and created a culture of excellence that serves as a successful model for schools across the nation. read more

Did op-ed on 'Chris Christie's big problem' cross the line?

09/30/11 10:09AM

Morning Joe spent a lot of time discussing education in America while at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence this morning.But one of the other topics of the morning was about Eugene Robinson's op-ed on Gov. Chris Christie's weight.You could argue that this is none of my business, but I disagree. Christie’s problem with weight ceased being a private matter when he stepped into the public arena — and it’s not something you can fail to notice. Obesity is a national epidemic whose costs are measured not just in dollars and cents but also in lives. read more