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Rise & Shine: Schools open as usual today, field trips canceled

  • Schools will be open today as usual, although field trips and possibly sports are canceled.
  • Parents weren’t happy that the city planned to wait until 5 a.m. to decide about the snow day. (CBS)
  • The UFT paid Randi Weingarten nearly $200,000 for unused sick days after she left. (WSJ)
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s dire assessment of the state’s education status was a little overblown. (WNYC)
  • Students at Brooklyn’s John Jay HS campus rallied against restructuring plans. (GS, Brooklyn Paper)
  • Teachers say their Cambria Heights principal unfairly threatens to give them U ratings. (Daily News)
  • The Archdiocese of New York said it will close 13 more city Catholic schools. (Post, NY1, Times)
  • Parents at Queens’ PS 101 were rewarded after they asked for less rigidity and more play. (Times)
  • The Brooklyn teacher fired for hooking up with another teacher in her classroom is suing. (Post)
  • A judge said a teacher caught falsely calling in sick can’t sue the city for disclosing her health. (Post)
  • The Daily News says a state judge was right to rule in favor of releasing teachers’ ratings.
  • In a major address, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie called for an end to teacher tenure. (WSJ,Times)
  • Los Angeles’s new schools chief, John Deasy, doesn’t fit neatly into any education camp. (L.A. Times)