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Rise & Shine: Proposal to remove charter cap coming today

News from New York City:

  • School aides are reporting to school today after a judge rejected the city’s bid to fire them. (Daily News)
  • An Assemblyman is calling today for ditching the charter school cap so the state can get RttT funds. (Post)
  • A Bronx charter school chain, Carl C. Icahn, wants to keep copying its original successful school. (Post)
  • A new report has found that schools with arts also have highest graduation rates. (Times, Daily News)
  • Principals and advocates say the schools just can’t handle any more budget cuts. (NY1)
  • A school nurse in Queens highlights the challenges nurses face in the H1N1 era. (Times)
  • At a parent rally yesterday, Bill Thompson accused Bloomberg of lying about schools. (Daily News)
  • The principal of Luperon HS says Bill Thompson is unfairly blaming school failure on principals. (Post)
  • The Post says both Bloomberg and Thompson have education pros and cons, but Bloomberg is better.
  • A new private school on the Upper West Side caters to children who are shut out of G&T. (Times)
  • The Daily News argues that last week’s NAEP scores don’t say anything about New York City schools.
  • The Post, on the other hand, says the NAEP-state test score discrepancy is a cause for concern.
  • A Brooklyn 8th-grader has been out of school for a month to avoid bullying, a columnist writes. (Post)
  • New York Cares sent thousands of volunteers into 117 schools this weekend to beautify them. (NY1)

And beyond:

  • Randi Weingarten: The new, tougher teachers contract in New Haven is a model. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Readers respond to Nicholas Kristof’s column about the problem posed by teachers unions. (Times)
  • Jay Mathews explains why the international math test doesn’t reflect school learning. (Washington Post)
  • The future of D.C.’s school voucher program is suddenly looking brighter. (Wall Street Journal)
  • The D.C. Council heard testimony about Michelle Rhee’s teacher layoffs until 4 a.m. (Washington Post)
  • An Atlanta lawyer for death row inmates joined TFA and now works in a middle school. (Times)

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