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Rise & Shine: Tuesday, 6/17

  • A budget cut protest yesterday drew a large crowd, despite the bad weather. (NY1)
  • The DOE is adding new special education data to each school’s official website. (Daily News)
  • Parents are upset that proximity within districts didn’t matter in this year’s pre-kindergarten placements. (Daily News
  • Last year’s graduation rates might be released this month, finally. (Daily News)
  • In public housing, community centers and the child care they provide may fall prey to budget cuts. (Times)
  • The University of Vermont heavily recruits city kids to study environmental science. (Times)
  • The valedictorian at New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn — who arrived here from Russia five years ago — is headed to Harvard; he got into 18 of the 19 elite universities to which he applied. (Post)
  • A Bronx principal says the two swimming pools at her school — closed since 1995, to the disappointment of neighbors in Co-op City — are “as crucial as learning arithmetic or reading.” (Daily News)
  • A study says that students who spent two years in private schools with the help of a federal voucher program didn’t benefit at all. (Sun)
  • In Washington, D.C., Catholic schools are converting into charters. (Washington Post)