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Rise & Shine: Bronx students dancing in D.C. for St. Pat's Day

  • City officials stand by the schools’ new bake sale rules, which many parents are opposing. (Times)
  • The city’s new “Trayless Tuesdays” program to cut down on cafeteria waste kicked off yesterday. (NY1)
  • The Post criticizes Trayless Tuesdays as a distraction from the business of teaching and learning.
  • Students from PS 59 in the Bronx are dancing at the White Houses St. Patrick’s Day celebration. (Post)
  • The new principal of Khalil Gibran Academy is Arab-American. (GothamSchools, Post, Daily News)
  • The Daily News says Khalil Gibran’s first principal wasn’t discriminated against but was a bad leader.
  • The Obama administration’s next job is to convince skeptics about its education plans. (Times)
  • Education policy could be a source of bipartisan consensus after the divisive health care debate. (Time)
  • Former education secretary Margaret Spellings agrees that NCLB is ready for a revamp. (NPR)
  • Chicago’s schools chief is banning teachers union campaigning at city schools. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Teachers and officials in Chicago are sparring over how bad budget cuts will be. (Chicago Sun-Times)

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