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Rise & Shine: Lots of noise in Brooklyn school’s 60-kid classes

  • A Brooklyn school’s experiment with super-sized classes has so far yielded chaos. (Times)
  • A judge said the city can release teachers’ value-added ratings. (GS, Times, Post, DN, NY1, WNYC, WSJ)
  • The teachers union is planning to appeal the release, so it won’t happen yet. (GothamSchools)
  • The Post says union president Michael Mulgrew is wrong to appeal the judge’s ruling.
  • The city is planning to build a school on Staten Island that generates more energy than it uses. (Post)
  • In a survey, parents said Cathie Black’s top priorities should be budget cuts and class size. (Daily News)
  • Like nearby PS 36, Staten Island’s PS 54 has closed classrooms because of PCB concerns. (WSJ)
  • The city said PS 36 was safe, but three-quarters of students stayed home yesterday. (WNYC)
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan said D.C. should keep its interim schools chief. (Washington Post)
  • Michelle Rhee says districts’ tough budget situations offer opportunities for bold change. (WSJ)