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Rise & Shine: Attention turns to Race to the Top’s second round

  • Charter advocates will try again for changes before RttT’s second deadline in June. (Daily News)
  • And they are warning legislators not to wait until the last minute to try for round-two RttT funds. (Post)
  • There are plenty of charter schools planned that had been banking on a charter cap lift. (Post)
  • The Wall Street Journal says New York State “needs a tea party, if not a French Revolution” over the cap.
  • Letter-writers criticize Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for failing to raise the charter cap. (Post)
  • The DOE is planning a reorganization, for the third (or fourth) time since 2003. (GothamSchools)
  • More than a third of Manhattan schools are violating code, according to Scott Stringer’s office. (Times)
  • Students are suing over the city’s school safety practices. (GothamSchools, AP, Daily News, NY1, WNYC)
  • The city’s plan to merge two departments is intended to send fewer teenagers to jail. (Times)
  • The DOE’s relaxed bake sale rules benefit Haiti, but not local schools. (Brooklyn Courier-Life)
  • Riverdale residents say the way that local students hang out after school is dangerous. (Riverdale Press
  • Though Paul Robeson HS is struggling, it has great school spirit and a college advising program. (NY1)
  • Schools across the country are teaching Chinese, with financial backing from China. (Times)