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Rise & Shine: State SAT scores continued decline last year

  • The SAT scores of New York State students continued a slow decline last year. (Post)
  • Nationally, more high school students than ever took the college entrance exam. (Times)
  • Some families were turned away from their crowded neighborhood schools last week. (Daily News)
  • A family says the principal of Queens’ PS 135 was angry when they asked about test scores. (NY1)
  • The principal of Voyages, an alternative school in Queens, is up for an award. (P0st)
  • Anthony Weiner argues that the time has come for city students to get e-textbooks. (Daily News)
  • A new study found black middle school students are suspended 3-4 times as often as white ones. (Times)
  • In the past, schools kept files about students’ character and appearance. (Times)
  • President Obama’s back-to-school speech today will focus on ambition. (Washington Post)
  • Some districts are trying to increase the percentage of eligible students who eat free lunch. (USA Today)