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Rise & Shine: Chelsea HS teachers burned out by longer day

News from New York City:

  • Teachers at in-transition Chelsea Career and Technical HS are feeling burnt out. (WNYC)
  • The principal of Jamaica HS is being investigated for giving extra credit to all foreign students. (Post)
  • The principal of PS 382 in the Bronx is accused of using teachers as personal babysitters. (Post)
  • A Queens custodian is accused of using school funds to renovate 10 homes. (Post, Daily News)
  • Twenty city school janitors earn more than $140,000. (Post)
  • Parents at D-rated PS 114 in Brooklyn says the city didn’t help after removing the last principal. (NY1)
  • The city has confirmed anyone has a right to film Community Education Council meetings. (Daily News)
  • Staten Island is seeing an influx of younger principals. (S.I. Advance)
  • Teachers should get free admission to the city’s museums, a former teacher argues. (Daily News)
  • A Stuyvesant HS student found that SAT writing scores correlate exactly to essay length. (ABC)
  • Lehman’s cell phone storage van is still in business. (Daily News; in September, GothamSchools)
  • A plea for city teachers to get free admission to city museums. (Daily News)
  • The Daily News criticizes Advocates for Children for challenging Girls Prep’s expansion.

And elsewhere:

  • Some people see nationwide anti-bullying efforts as furthering a gay agenda. (Times)
  • More and more high school students nationally are retaking failed classes online. (Times)
  • Yonkers is investing in its college offices in an attempt to get more students to college. (Times)
  • Some parents are hiring “homework helpers” to urge their kids through their work. (Times)
  • New Jersey’s teachers union convention focused on Gov. Chris Christie’s policies. (WSJ)
  • D.C. is considering adding half an hour to the school day. (Washington Post)

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