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Rise & Shine: School with outsized gains is under investigation

  • The city is investigating outsized Regents pass rate gains at Metropolitan Diploma Plus HS. (Daily News)
  • Students at Lower Manhattan’s Marta Valle High School say discipline issues are out of control. (Post)
  • With pre-kindergarten slots scarce, some middle-class families are setting up pre-K coops. (Times)
  • New York did not win Race to the Top funds for early childhood education. (GothamSchools, Post, WSJ)
  • Students and parents at Legacy High School say their school shouldn’t be closed. (GothamSchools)
  • Michael Winerip: New York State’s 10-year path to the current accountability moment is tortuous. (Times)
  • More students went to summer school this year and more were promoted. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook)
  • The basketball coach at Campus Magnet HS is the first in the city to win 700 games. (Times, Daily News)
  • A Bensonhurst middle school set a city record last year by suspending 32 students for sexting. (Post)
  • A 9-year-old boy died after choking on his lunch at P.S. 47 earlier this month. (Post, NY1, Daily News)
  • At Astoria’s P.S 234, a damaged gym means P.E. class includes movie-watching. (Daily News)
  • The Staten Island Advance questions what can be gained by replacing one zoned school with another.
  • The founder of Turnaround for Children explains how her group helps struggling schools. (Daily News)
  • A BMCC student describes how the city’s stop-and-frisk policies have constrained his behavior. (Times)
  • The health department is investigating reports of possible food poisoning at Canarsie’s P.S. 112. (NY1)
  • A look at P.S. 215 and Peninsula Prep, two Rockaway schools that the city could close. (Daily News)
  • “Babby,” the admissions director at the private Dalton School is seen as a gatekeeper to success. (Times)
  • Across the country, school districts are making rules about teacher-student online interaction. (Times)
  • Los Angeles’s new teachers contract rolls back an innovative policy that let outsiders run schools. (AP)
  • Florida officials are set to okay new standards that would make state tests harder to pass. (Sun-Sentinel)
  • A description of a protest-filled Chicago school board meeting and how the chair handled things. (Times)

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