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Rise & Shine: Snow day! Plus, the charter debate rages on

  • Snow has closed the city’s schools today, for the first time in more than five years. (NY1)
  • Thousands of parents turned out for a Harlem fair to publicize school choices. (Post, Daily News)
  • Some are concerned that charter schools are hurting traditional public schools. (Times)
  • Forty-two new schools are opening this fall, the mayor announced yesterday. (Daily News, NY1)
  • The nearly 250-year-old original Erasmus Hall building is falling down, and no one is fixing it. (Times)
  • Parents are debating whether the high cost of private school is worth it in this economy. (Times)
  • New York City kids participated in a national science fair this weekend. (Post)
  • Parents and teachers weigh in on class size in letters to the Times.
  • Jay Mathews says better teachers, not smaller classes, are worth the expense. (Washington Post)
  • Across the country, schools are reporting more homeless students. (MSNBC)
  • Some say that Black History Month, which just ended for this year, is obsolete. (Newsweek)
  • Remember the Harlem teacher who went missing last fall? She had dissociative fugue. (Times)