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Rise & Shine: Attendance fell on schools’ first day

  • Nearly a quarter of students didn’t show up for yesterday’s one-day school week. (Daily News)
  • At some schools, students picked up their class schedules and went back home. (Post)
  • We live-blogged Chancellor Klein’s five-borough schools tour. (GothamSchools)
  • Klein and the union president chose very different schools to visit. (Wall Street Journal )
  • City schools and teachers will have to do more with less this year. (New York Times)
  • Bullied as a child, Governor Paterson signed an anti-bullying-in-schools bill. (Post)
  • Former rubber room teachers are working in district offices and food services. (Post)
  • Schools saved from closure are opening with fewer students, teachers, and classes. (Daily News)
  • These 19 need to be replaced, not given more money, Klein said. (WNYC)
  • The city wants the right to open gifted programs without holding public hearings. (Riverdale Press)
  • Two Chinatown schools are in line for new classroom additions this year. (Downtown Express)
  • 88 new school safety agents graduated from the NYPD last week. (Queens Courier)
  • Madonna’s daughter Loudres is in the drama program at LaGuardia HS. (Daily News)
  • After losing Race to the Top, NJ is reviewing the education consultants it hired. (Philadelphia Inquirer)