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Rise & Shine: City plans to rid schools of PCBs in next decade

  • PCB tests have come up positive at every school tested, including Bushwick’s PS 45. (NY1, Daily News)
  • City officials are working on a plan to replace potentially toxic light fixtures at 772 schools. (WSJ)
  • PS 276 in Canarsie faces a $22,000 bill for students’ unpaid lunch fees. (Daily News)
  • Charter schools have higher science, social studies scores, but public schools made bigger gains. (Post)
  • Mayor Bloomberg said Gov. Cuomo is wrong to say the city can spare teacher layoffs this year. (Post)
  • Budget cuts mean Williamsburg won’t get a new school for at least five years. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Michelle Rhee is launching a national campaign against “last in, first out” layoff rules today. (Post)
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is bucking trends to proposed increased school aid this year. (Star-Ledger)
  • Crowds of parents protested a plan to replace some Newark schools with charter schools. (Star-Ledger)
  • Detroit’s graduation rate is up, but most schools prepared virtually no students for college. (Free Press)
  • The states that didn’t win Race to the Top have ambitious reform plans they can’t fund. (Education Week)

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