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Rise & Shine: A school set up for diversity has less and less

  • Juan Gonzalez looks at declining racial diversity at the elite Beacon School in Manhattan. (Daily News)
  • Dennis Walcott reassures parents that most kids will get off kindergarten wait lists. (Downtown Express)
  • NYU is offering to take four pre-K classes from overcrowded Village schools. (The Villager)
  • A second D.C. charter school serving high-need kids only is being made to close. (Washington Post)
  • School board members in Los Angeles agree that teacher firing should happen faster. (L.A. Times)
  • The House of Representatives is trying again to push funding for green schools. (Wall Street Journal)
  • A test for eighth-graders from the makers of the SAT is being shelved for now. (Times)
  • A new report says merit pay programs aren’t actually that prevalent in the private sector. (EdWeek)
  • Nationwide, more schools are introducing chess programs. (USA Today)
  • What about putting AP and honors students in the same classes, Jay Mathews asks. (Washington Post)
  • Remember how Obama’s election appeared to boost scores for black students? Not true. (Newsweek)