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Rise & Shine: Hiring freeze for NYC teachers lifted — in Florida

  • The city’s high school graduation rate rose to 59 percent. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News, Post, NY1)
  • District schools in Harlem are focusing more on marketing to compete with their charter neighbors. (Times)
  • One of the unions of school bus drivers has authorized a strike but has no plans to carry one out. (NY1)
  • A Cambria Heights student was arrested for painting a “hate-filled” mural on his school’s walls. (Post)
  • Brooklyn Generation School, a high school, is using time in innovative ways. (Education Week)
  • The Albany Times-Union says the state should justify the cost of Regents exams before continuing them.
  • Florida’s Broward County, which recently laid off teachers, is seeking NYC teachers. (Miami Herald)
  • The Obama Administration will investigate Los Angeles’s services for immigrant students. (L.A. Times)
  • Evidence about the success of school turnarounds is largely anecdotal. (USA Today)
  • The content of proposed national standards will be revealed today. (Washington Post)
  • An expert says the United States is lagging behind more countries in educational attainment. (Times)

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