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Rise & Shine: Deadline for free tutoring extra early this year

  • An earlier deadline to sign up for free tutoring could shut some families out. (Daily News)
  • Dozens of city schools are experimenting with blending technology into teaching. (WSJ)
  • More eighth-graders applied to Queens’ Townsend Harris HS than to any other school. (Daily News)
  • Despite how she’s portrayed, union president Randi Weingarten actually favors change. (Times)
  • The most popular snack in city schools’ health-ified vending machines is a pineapple spear. (Post)
  • Brooklyn’s PS 216 is the city’s first affiliate of Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard program. (CBS, NY1)
  • Legal advocates distributed pamphlets last week about students’ rights in school. (NY1)
  • The city has fired three teachers who interacted inappropriately with students on Facebook. (Post)
  • Installation has begun on Alfred E. Smith HS’s green roof, the first for a city school. (NY1)
  • First-graders at Manhattan’s PS 290 visit the 2nd Avenue Subway construction site weekly. (NY1)
  • Readers including James Liebman and Deborah Meier weigh in on flaws in state tests. (Times)

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