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Rise & Shine: Struggling district lacks functional parent council

  • State Sen. Malcolm Smith said politics didn’t cause a charter school he founded to move. (Daily News)
  • District 16’s parent council, which has two members and no president, can’t get anything done. (NY1)
  • A school closure lawsuit is delaying high school decisions. (Daily News, Times, Post, Insideschools)
  • Extra-long kindergarten waitlists have parents anxious. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Daily News)
  • The expanded School of One program is offering personalized math instruction to 240 students. (WNYC)
  • The city school board approved $400 million in contracts to bus companies accused of corruption. (Post)
  • All the mayor’s commissioners went bowling last night, and Joel Klein rolled a 126. (Post Page Six)
  • More than 150 high school students competed at a high-level science fair yesterday. (Daily News)
  • Staten Island parents got a rare audience with Chancellor Klein at a local PEP meeting. (S.I. Advance)
  • New York City is one of few places whose school closures this year aren’t budget-related. (AP)
  • When closed schools sit empty, communities suffer. (AP)
  • The decision to close an Albany charter school will have wide-reaching effects. (Albany Times Union)
  • The chairman of a chain of small schools offers a defense of charter schools. (L.A. Times)
  • Chicago is launching an initiative to rid its schools of Pop Tarts and other junk foods. (Chicago Tribune)
  • D.C. has hired a New York City restauranteur to revamp its school lunch program. (Washington Post)

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