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Rise & Shine: With school a week away, city opens registration

  • The city has opened its registration centers for new students. (NY1, Insideschools)
  • The city is shuffling principals to meet federal requirements. (GothamSchools, Post, NY1, Daily News)
  • Community activists want the city to test all school buildings for toxins right away. (Daily News, NY1)
  • Pedro Noguera says it’s time to stop pretending that poverty isn’t an obstacle to learning. (Daily News)
  • Fifteen new school buildings and 17,000 new seats are opening this year. (GothamSchools, NY1, Post)
  • Charter schools came up in a debate between State Sen. Bill Perkins and challenger Basil Smikle. (Post)
  • New Jersey’s fired ed chief says Gov. Christie defamed him over the state’s Race to the Top loss. (Times)
  • The schools chief in Newark won’t be coming back next year, N.J. officials announced. (WSJ)
  • Newark’s school board president, Shavar Jeffries, wants tenure reform and school choice. (Star-Ledger)
  • Scholastic Book Clubs is turning to social networking to sell titles. (Times)