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Rise & Shine: Closing HS awarded diploma to no-show student

News from New York City:

  • Through credit recovery, closing Lafayette HS graduated an overage student who rarely attended. (Post)
  • Summer school started yesterday in blistering heat but mostly with air conditioning. (NY1, Times)
  • A city schools superintendent, Cami Anderson, is applying to open three charter schools. (Post)
  • City schools are suspending students 40 percent more than they did four years ago. (Daily News)
  • They’re also reporting much less major crime, and spending more on school safety. (Daily News, NY1)
  • Investigators found that the principal of PS 50 in the Bronx helped himself with contracts. (Daily News)
  • School construction workers held a boozy end-of-year party on a high school campus. (Post)
  • Nicole Suriel’s drowning death is a lot like another field trip drowning that happened in 1994. (Post)
  • Fearing repercussions, Suriel’s Harlem school, is rallying to keep its administrators. (Times)
  • Economics is a central part of the curriculum at MS 223 in the South Bronx. (Wall Street Journal)
  • More on the city’s controversial move to consolidate two programs for Rikers Island students. (Times)
  • Queens high schools make up a large proportion of those on the city’s restructuring list. (Daily News)
  • The New Teacher Project’s head says Randi Weingarten deserves credit for backing reform. (Daily News)
  • Mayor Bloomberg said the UFT is like a bad lawyer because it defended weak schools. (Daily News)
  • But recent history suggests that teachers unions are even less popular than lawyers. (NY Magazine)
  • A Democracy Prep charter school teacher says he prefers his 403B to his old pension plan. (Daily News)

And beyond:

  • Suburban Princeton, N.J., is grappling with the charter school question. (Wall Street Journal)
  • The rigorous International Baccalaureate program is a growing alternative for advanced students. (Times)
  • Fearing heckling, the Obama administration is staying away from teachers union conventions. (Times)
  • More parents are trying to avoid vaccinating their children. (Wall Street Journal)
  • A bid for mayoral control in Rochester is on the rocks without Albany’s support. (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • Kansas City schools are set to start arranging classes by ability instead of age. (AP)
  • A D.C. principal who has boosted performance has also made some enemies. (Washington Post)
  • A Los Angeles school opened yesterday under the mostly-new-staff turnaround model. (L.A. Times)

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