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Rise & Shine: Probe at JFK HS finally complete, after five years

News from New York City:

  • A probe into transcript-tampering at John F. Kennedy HS took more than five years to complete. (Post)
  • Principal Sharron Smalls of Jane Addams HS is drawing fire for her Facebook picture, too. (Daily News)
  • After press coverage, a Brooklyn power company gave $25,000 to I.S. 318’s chess team. (Daily News)
  • The Times says the city should better prepare students for college but notes it is not alone in falling short.
  • A bus driver was suspended after getting lost while transporting special education students. (Daily News)
  • Two academics says improving curriculum is more important than boosting teacher quality. (Daily News)
  • A Park Slope mom says she finds the middle school choice process is good for her son. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • The Supreme Court could soon rule on whether a Bronx church can use a public school for services. (AP)

And beyond:

  • Dozens of schools across the country are using Khan Academy’s free digital learning tools. (Times)
  • A D.C. mom argues that school choice has deprived many urban students of community schools. (Times)
  • The Obama administration advised schools on how to use race in admissions to built diversity. (WSJ)
  • Michael Winerip: The Marines have built resources to help children whose parents are deployed. (Times)
  • Even in suburban high schools, the impact of economic recession on students’ lives is evident. (Times)
  • Response to Chicago’s plan to close or overhaul 21 schools, which vary in quality, was swift. (Times)
  • An alternative school in San Francisco tries everything to get truant students to come to classes. (Times)
  • The proportion of Israeli public religious schools that are gender-segregated has risen sharply. (Haaretz)
  • An investigative reporter says the food lobby is unduly influencing the quality of school lunches. (Times)

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