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Rise & Shine: Rikers Island school reform plan faces uphill climb

  • Most students incarcerated on Rikers Island had school problems before being arrested. (NY1)
  • The city wants to reform Island Academy by making it more than a GED program for jailed kids. (NY1)
  • A protest halted last night’s school board meeting. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Daily News, WNYC)
  • The Charter Center’s test score report says the lower scores should spur schools to improve. (Post)
  • A new report says New York City’s schools are among the worst for black males. (Daily News)
  • A judge blocked the city’s plan to end some bus service on Staten Island. (NY1)
  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan said he backs releasing individual teachers’ value-added scores. (L.A. Times)
  • More than 100 charter schools nationwide have financial ties to a Turkish nationalist. (USA Today)
  • Researchers say students just too young for school are often diagnosed with ADHD. (USA Today)

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