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Rise & Shine: Last day of school edition, 6/26

  • The City Council is on the verge of a deal to restore funding to the schools. (Daily News)
  • The Kids Protest Project has been picketing daily since June 3 to oppose the budget cuts. (Daily News)
  • Joel Klein thinks he gets an A for effort and hopes to stick around after the mayor’s term ends. (Post)
  • Paul Vallas, the current New Orleans schools chief who may be on the shortlist to replace Chancellor Klein, says New York should extend its school year. (Sun)
  • Kids from Bushwick learn boat-building at the Harbor School. (Times)
  • Vocational schools can get low-income kids to college, too. (Times)
  • A Brooklyn principal is retiring early after an investigation found that he failed to inform police when girls complained that a teacher was touching them inappropriately. (Post)
  • Education schools aren’t producing math-competent teachers. (USA Today)