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Rise & Shine: A call to make Lunar New Year a school holiday

  • The DOE told principals to tie some teachers’ tenure to test scores. (GothamSchools, Post, DN, NY1)
  • State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. led a protest outside a Bronx rubber room to call for the rooms’ closure. (NY1)
  • A year after protesting against a new transfer school, Canarsie is happy to have it. (Courier-Life)
  • Some lawmakers want to make the Chinese Lunar New Year an official school holiday. (Times-Ledger)
  • A Brooklyn school aide is accused of goading one student to beat up another. (Daily News)
  • Elected officials foresee a budget fight over the city’s summer jobs program for teens. (Courier-Life)
  • Seth Low’s new fiberglass cow will be decorated by the middle school’s students. (Post)
  • The New Teacher Project’s leader praises changes to tenure rules that he says are coming. (Daily News)
  • Los Angeles sup’t Ramon Cortines is on the board of a company that sells to the district. (L.A. Times)
  • An Arizona school district installed wireless internet on its buses, and students love it. (Times)
  • Students from Haiti have started to flood into some urban school districts. (Washington Post)
  • After finding signs of cheating, Georgia has launched a broad inquiry into test score tampering. (Times)