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Rise & Shine: A dropout defends his former school from closure

  • The state placed 34 city schools on its list of failing schools. (GothamSchools, NY1, Times)
  • A student who dropped out of Paul Robeson HS says the school shouldn’t be shut down. (NY1)
  • Chief schools officer Eric Nadlestern defends the DOE’s school closure policies. (Brooklyn Graphic)
  • Many see the firing of one of Sen. Craig Johnson’s allies as payback for Johnson’s charter stance. (Post)
  • With one week to decide, Tribeca is split between two school zoning options. (Downtown Express)
  • Mayor Bloomberg warned that Governor Paterson’s budget would force the city to lay off workers. (Post)