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Rise & Shine: Fewer schools to close for swine flu this year

  • New UFT President Michael Mulgrew visited two schools on his first day. (Staten Island Advance)
  • Brooklyn’s Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice focuses on getting kids into college. (Daily News)
  • This year’s swine flu strategy won’t call for as many school closings. (Washington Post)
  • The Gotham Gazette analyzes Mayor Bloomberg and Comptroller William Thompson’s schools fights.
  • A legal settlement by New York City has put school Medicaid claims on hold for now. (Newsday)
  • Parents and teachers are optimistic about the new state test dates. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
  • Thomas Carroll questions whether summer break should still exist. (Post)
  • The dropout rate dropped 17 percent last year in Los Angeles. (L.A. Times)
  • City math and reading scores are up but the improvement’s meaning is unclear. (Times)
  • City yeshivas are getting federal stimulus funds for construction. (Post)