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Rise & Shine: Charter school primary challenge fails in Harlem

  • State Sen. Bill Perkins won his primary against charter school challenger Basil Smikle. (Times)
  • The state has told the city it must do more to help students learn English. (Daily News)
  • City students bucked the trend and posted higher SAT scores. (GothamSchools, Post, NY1, WSJ)
  • The city teachers union is suing over class sizes at Francis Lewis High School. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • The all-boys Eagle Academy moved into a brand new $50 million building this fall. (Daily News)
  • A teacher on unpaid medical leave was arrested in an illegal arms sting. (Daily News)
  • Staff members of an after-school program foundation were arrested for misusing funds. (Daily News)
  • Michelle Rhee’s future in D.C. is uncertain after Mayor Adrian Fenty lost his primary. (Washington Post)
  • Los Angeles teachers protested outside the paper that posted their value-added scores. (L.A. Times)
  • The Wall Street Journal says the edujobs fund discriminates against charter school teachers.