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Rise & Shine: Budget cuts undercutting teacher seniority rules

  • Students arriving from Haiti say they’re having a hard time getting placed in city schools. (NY1)
  • Nationally, school budget cuts are forcing a hard look at teacher seniority rules. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Middle-school students who have failed multiple grades face unique challenges. (Queens Chronicle)
  • Students and politicians decried the MTA’s plan to cut student Metrocards. (Daily News, Post)
  • Brooklyn Tech students are helping lead opposition to the MTA’s plan. (Brooklyn Courier-Life)
  • New City Councilman Mark Weprin says he won’t avoid opposing DOE policies. (Queens TimesLedger)
  • A Queens school designated as failing hosted a citywide science competition. (Queens Courier)
  • Melinda Gates says she’s optimistic about education policy’s new focus on teaching. (Washington Post)
  • The groups picked to take over Los Angeles schools include only a few charter operators. (L.A. Times)