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Rise & Shine: Lawsuit seeks to force city to lower class sizes

  • The teachers union sued the city for not reducing class sizes. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News, Post)
  • Christine Quinn called saving student MetroCards a “priority” for City Council budget talks. (Daily News)
  • School districts are shifting federal funds allocated for special needs student to general ed uses. (WSJ)
  • Albany officials extended an olive branch to the city’s largest charter operator. (Albany Times Union)
  • In a reversal, the head of Buffalo schools says he will back the state’s RttT bid. (Buffalo News)
  • Marcus Winters argues in the Daily News that the UFT distorts its claims on charter schools.
  • A Brooklyn high school teacher pleaded guilty to sex offender charges. (Post)
  • California lawmakers made it easier for parents to transfer students from struggling schools. (L.A. Times)
  • The governor of Michigan signed her state’s bill designed to better its RttT chances. (Detroit News)
  • Arne Duncan announced a more streamlined application for college financial aid. (Washington Post)
  • Chicago’s mayor vowed to continue the push to replace failing schools with new ones. (Chicago Tribune)