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Rise & Shine: Feds vastly exaggerated number of failing schools

  • Less than half of schools nationally failed under NCLB, not 82 percent like Arne Duncan said. (Times)
  • As expected, the Panel for Educational Policy okayed two charter co-locations. (Times, NY1, Daily News)
  • Not on the agenda: co-locations for schools that aimed to be where Eva Moskowitz’s is. (GothamSchools)
  • A poll finds increased disapproval for Chancellor Walcott’s performance. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • The comptroller rejected a big DOE custodial contract. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, Daily News, Post)
  • The elite Brearley School for girls chose a new head from a boarding school in Massachusetts. (Times)
  • A rapper will head a Bronx charter schools fundraising committee and other Bronx news. (Daily News)
  • At P.S. 277 in the Bronx, teachers and staff are excited to have a new lease on life. (WNYC/SchoolBook)
  • Some Lower Manhattanites are still pushing back against a District 2 rezoning plan. (Downtown Express)
  • Protests derailed a school board meeting about school closures and overhauls in Chicago. (Tribune)