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Rise & Shine: State is getting Race to the Top money from Gates

  • The Gates Foundation has given the state $4 million to help implement Race to the Top. (Post)
  • A new report shows suspensions doubled in city schools over the last decade. (GS, Times, WNYC)
  • Particularly affected are special education students, which city officials have long known. (Daily News)
  • City officials again said many top teachers will be fired if layoffs happen under “last in, first out.” (Post)
  • The Daily News says students in the poorest districts, with the newest teachers, will suffer most.
  • Graduating seniors won’t have to take missed Regents exams; others will in June. (GS, Post, DN, NY1)
  • About 150 opponents of the city’s school closure plans protested at City Hall yesterday. (NY1)
  • Parents at PS 114 are skeptical that the city’s closure plan will help the plagued school. (WNYC)
  • None of the city’s seminfinalists in the national Intel Science Search made it to the last round. (Post)
  • The Post urges the PEP to allow Upper West Success Academy charter school to open at Brandeis HS.
  • A bus driver was arrested for leaving a sleeping child alone on the bus. (NY1)
  • Voters in Memphis will decide whether to do away with their school system. (Times)