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Rise & Shine: Friday, 7/18

  • An audit of New York’s school bus system shows that even though more than 360,000 complaints and requests for information were filed last school year, many complaints are still lost or mishandled. (NY Daily News)
  • The city council cut funding for community-based pre-K programs almost in half, a loss of about 300 seats. (NY Daily News)
  • Although she is not stepping down as president of the UFT, AFT president Randi Weingarten’s appointment of Michael Mulgrew to chief operating officer of the New York Local positions him to succeed her when she does leave. (NY Sun)
  • Testifying before the House Committee on Education and Labor, Mayor Bloomberg defended mayoral control of the schools. (NY Post)
  • In the UK, problems with the Sats test results continue; 29% of students have not received their scores. (BBC)
  • The Texas Board of Education may soon approve a rule allowing 4 years of athletics participation – rather than 2 – to earn credit towards graduation. (Dallas Morning News)
  • Connecticut test scores show improvement in most grades in math, but mixed results in other areas. (Hartford Courant)