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Rise & Shine: Deal to save student Metrocards appears imminent

  • A deal to save free student Metrocards could come as soon as today. (Times, Post, NY1, WNYC)
  • State education officials are considering eliminating the social studies exam to save money. (Post)
  • In addition to Jamaica, other schools once slated to close have few students for next year. (Post)
  • The city discouraged students from choosing to enroll at those schools. (GothamSchools)
  • Four charter schools opening in the city this fall have close ties with local churches. (WSJ)
  • Proposed new rules would suspend students who send sexual text messages at any time. (Daily News)
  • Lower Manhattan’s community board wants the city to stop school bullying. (Downtown Express)
  • The Times says we should blame individual teachers, not standardized tests, for test tampering.
  • A Chicagoan reports, with pessimism, from this week’s Board of Education meeting. (Times)

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