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Rise & Shine: City shows fivefold jump in students held back

  • The city held back more than 11,000 elementary and middle schoolers this year. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • That’s nearly five times the number the city held back last year. (Times, Daily News)
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker is trying to find another $100 million to match Facebook’s donation. (WSJ)
  • The Times: Newark should use its Facebook gift for more charters and performance pay for teachers.
  • Vincent Gray met Michelle Rhee yesterday, but did not discuss her job’s future. (Washington Post)
  • The Bronx’s P.S. 7 officially opened its student-designed playground. (NY1)
  • The city chose not to spend an influx of cash in its budget on buses in Staten Island. (S.I. Advance)
  • Cincinnati school board members met Joel Klein and toured three city charters. (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • “Waiting for Superman” opens in theaters today and film critics weigh in. (Times, Post, L.A. Times)
  • The Daily News editorial board urges readers to see the movie “right away.”
  • The movie is one of four education documentaries set to open this year. (AP)
  • A Mass. charter school opened yesterday despite officials’ concerns it broke the law. (Boston Globe)
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan thinks Chicago school violence has gotten worse. (Chicago Tribune)