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Rise & Shine: Ross backers say politics motivated closure call

  • More than half of students took their own snow day yesterday. (GS, NYT, DN, Post, WNYC, NY1)
  • Supporters of Ross Global claim the city is closing the school to give space to Girls Prep. (Times)
  • Cathie Black toured John Adams HS with City Councilman Eric Ulrich this week. (Queens Courier)
  • With his push to end tenure, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie moved to the center of the education debate. (Times)
  • The second teacher caught in a classroom hook-up in Brooklyn yesterday was fired yesterday. (DN)
  • L.A. officials will split a low-performing school into three campuses run by outside groups. (L.A. Times)
  • Alumni of a Detroit school are trying to save their building after a new school was built nearby. (NPR)