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Rise & Shine: City to start billing schools for unpaid lunch fees

  • A Manhattan middle school for suspended students has gone all year without an English teacher. (Post)
  • The city is going to start billing schools for lunch fees when students don’t pay. (Insideschools, NY1)
  • The city is also planning to cut yellow-bus service for seventh- and eighth-graders. (S.I. Advance)
  • State Sen. Bill Perkins scrapped a follow-up charter school hearing without any explanation. (Post)
  • Basil Smikle, who is running to unseat Perkins, puts schools third on his platform. (Post)
  • Investigators found abuse at a special ed charter school. (GothamSchools, Post, Times, Daily News)
  • Schools are learning a lot from money managers’ quick action and attention to data. (Forbes Magazine)
  • Board members from Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School explain why their for-profit model works. (Post)
  • Laid-off teachers could get financial aid for special education training under a city plan. (GothamSchools)
  • Education Trust’s Kati Haycock says the city has the tools to make performance-based layoffs. (Times)
  • Bronx Science teachers say they’re worried about the school’s future post fact-finding. (Riverdale Press)
  • The “recession-proof” market for teachers is the worst it has been since the Great Depression. (Times)
  • AFT President Randi Weingarten argues that public schools need a massive federal bailout. (WSJ)
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan pushed a federal jobs bill in a commencement speech. (Boston Globe)
  • Some educators are focusing on the pre-high school years to stem the tide of dropouts. (USA Today)
  • Texas is set to approve controversial, right-leaning social studies standards. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Massachusetts is considering replacing its challenging state tests with a common test. (Boston Globe)
  • After difficult months, Philadelphia’s schools chief will shake up her top staff. (Philadelphia Inquirer)