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Rise & Shine: Jamaica HS principal promises a closure fight

  • January’s meeting on school closures will now be in easy-to-access Brooklyn. (GothamSchools, Times)
  • The principal of Jamaica HS told teachers he has “no intention of stepping back.” (Queens Chronicle)
  • Girls Prep Charter School bused hundreds of supporters to a space rally at City Hall. (NY1)
  • Budget cuts are taking a toll on the city’s plan to turn schoolyards into parks. (AP)
  • The city is set to give a school bus contract to an ambulance company that uses uncertified drivers. (Post)
  • Joel Klein, talking leadership, says he’d rather drive “over the hill” than not drive at all. (Washington Post)
  • State unions sued Gov. Paterson over his unilateral school aid cuts. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, NY1)
  • Every student at a low-income Boston school has to deliver a Shakespeare monologue. (Boston Globe)