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Rise & Shine: Judge limits union spending in Smikle-Perkins race

  • A judge told the state teachers union it can’t spend more on the Basil Smikle-Bill Perkins race. (WSJ)
  • The city is piloting a new anti-truancy initiative. (GothamSchools, Daily News, Post, NY1)
  • A Westchester County serves city students incarcerated over addiction and does a good job. (NY1)
  • For the third year, Manhattan’s Millennium HS will hold classes in hallways. (Downtown Express)
  • A state labor board is trying to halt Merrick Academy’s move to fire teachers. (GothamSchools)
  • A problematic study found that a quarter of teens say gangs are present in their schools. (L.A. Times)
  • Chancellor Klein tells parents that despite lower scores, the achievement gap is still closing. (Post)
  • Paul Tough says Promise Neighborhoods should get funding even without strong evidence. (Times)
  • San Francisco’s school choice system frequently shuts middle-class families out entirely. (S.F. Chronicle)
  • Detroit is fighting against a judge’s orders to spend more on school security. (Detroit Free Press)
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