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Rise & Shine: Wednesday, 9/17

  • The DOE released school progress report grades yesterday; thanks to last year’s test score gains, most schools either maintained an A or saw their grade improve. (Sun, Daily News, Times).
  • Schools that participated in a program to pay students for improved test scores did not get a boost in their progress report grades. (Daily News)
  • P.S. 92 in the Bronx slid from an A to an F on its progress report. (Daily News)
  • Half of the city’s charter schools that received progress reports got As. (Post)
  • A Queens student finally attended school yesterday after two weeks of problems involving her bus route. (Daily News)
  • A charter school advocate editorializes about threats to the state’s growing number of charters. (Post)
  • Nat Hentoff writes in support of the Student Safety Act. (Village Voice)
  • Sports4Kids, a program that organizes games, sports, and other activities to help make recess safer and healthier, is expanding to 27 cities, thanks to a grant. (Washington Post)