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Rise & Shine: Monday, 7/21

Back to School sales have started at this Rite-Aid in Manhattan.
Back to School sales have started at this Rite-Aid in Manhattan.
  • Class may replace race as grounds for school integration decisions. (New York Times)
  • Test scores are up at the Newton Street School in Newark, NJ. Read the first, second, third, and fourth installments of the Times’ series on this school.
  • About one-quarter of New York’s new teachers this year attended public schools in the city when they were students. They qualify for a $1,000 recruitment bonus as part of “Gotham Graduates Give Back.” (Daily News)
  • The Department of Education recommends books for summer reading at each grade level; has your child started yet? (NY Post)
  • Back-to-school sales are starting earlier this year, as retailers compete for parents’ dollars in a weak economy. (Wall Street Journal)
  • A new report from Harvard examines the costs of delaying school entry, a practice known as “redshirting.” (Sun)
  • California State Senator Darrell Steinberg proposes an all-out push to cut the drop-out rate in half in the next 10 years. (SF Gate)
  • Thousands of schools in the UK have been closed by government employees striking for better pay. (BBC)

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