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Rise & Shine: Mayor scoffs at upset over late snow-day notice

In New York:

  • The mayor had little sympathy for parents who complained he called the snow day late. (Post, WNYC)
  • Third-graders at a Harlem charter school had class yesterday anyway. (Times)
  • The total number of city schools on the state’s failing list is shrinking. (GothamSchools, Daily News, Post)
  • Two of the schools on the list for low English scores were new creations under the mayor. (Times)
  • The Daily News editorial board wants Assembly Democrats to support charter schools. (Daily News)
  • Teenagers in a spoken word group are preparing for a contest. (Times)
  • The City University of New York is considering opening a pharmacy school. (Post)

And beyond:

  • Psychologists and economists who study whether incentives help children learn are at odds. (Times)
  • New Jersey superintendents resent upgraded vocational schools. (Times)
  • New Orleans charter schools are thriving, but there’s concern they push out problem students. (NPR)
  • Two of Sasha and Malia Obama’s classmates are part of the D.C. voucher program. (WSJ)
  • Michelle Rhee is insisting that anonymous private donors will sustain her pay plan. (WaPost)
  • A look at how schools across the country plan to spend the stimulus money. (WSJ)

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