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Rise & Shine: A newly closing school loses its longtime principal

  • Principal Ira Weston is out at Paul Robeson HS, apparently for drinking at work. (NY1, Daily News, Post)
  • The city says Queens’ IS 190 shouldn’t have had a student arrested for drawing on a desk. (Daily News)
  • The principal of Staten Island’s PS 52 apologized for complaining about a student’s toy gun. (Daily News)
  • The English Times Educational Supplement takes a long look at New York City’s teacher rubber rooms.
  • Arts programs vary widely in quantity and quality across city schools. (Gotham Gazette)
  • Elected officials are angry that being homeless forced a student to miss a Regents exam. (Daily News)
  • With Columbus HS closing, nearby Truman and Lehman are worried about the impact. (Bronx Times)
  • Los Angeles officials are unsure about whether to allow a Hebrew language charter school. (L.A. Times)
  • The Times says USDOE should tweak NCLB but should be careful not to weaken the law.
  • The key to boosting student performance could be increasing recess time. (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Psychologist Dan Willingham says linking salaries to test scores will cause bad behavior. (Boston Globe)