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Rise & Shine: Discharge rate inquiry holding up JFK HS grade

  • The city released report cards for 331 high schools. (GothamSchools, NY1, Times, WNYC, WSJ)
  • John F. Kennedy HS got no grade because the city is investigating its discharge rate. (Riverdale Press)
  • Half of the high schools the city tried to close last year got D’s or F’s. (Post)
  • The new grades could add more schools to the city’s potential closure list. (GothamSchools)
  • A smattering of higher scores could also save some schools from being closed. (GothamSchools)
  • Schools that are seen as desirable got the same scores as less desirable schools. (Daily News)
  • The city’s top-ranked school, Theater Arts Production Company, considers itself a Cinderella story. (Post)
  • One school the city tried to close last year, New Day Academy, saw its graduation rate fall. (Post)
  • To save money, the city is letting schools tell — or not tell — parents their children’s scores. (Daily News)
  • A political consultant says UFT support for Tony Avella may have made all the difference. (Post)
  • New schools planned for downtown Manhattan look unlikely to open in 2011. (Downtown Express)
  • PS 7 in the Bronx responded to its recent C grade with lots of test-score attention. (Riverdale Press)
  • Education could be the agenda to bring together a newly divided Congress. (Washington Post)
  • Republican successes in Michigan augur big changes for Detroit’s troubled schools. (NPR)

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