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Rise & Shine: Just a quarter of city students finish college-ready

  • Just 23 percent of city students leave high school college ready, new state data shows. (Times, WSJ)
  • Mayor Bloomberg presented his case for ending seniority-based layoffs in Albany yesterday. (Post)
  • But many lawmakers greeted the mayor’s call with skepticism and indifference. (Daily News)
  • The mayor also called for reducing public spending on private tuition for special ed students. (WNYC)
  • Now when parents skip lunch payments, city schools have to absorb the loss. (Times)
  • Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries wants to introduce legislation to halt school closings for a year. (NY1)
  • Queens parents heckled Cathie Black last night when they felt she didn’t answer their questions. (NY1)
  • More than 2,000 charter students, parents and teachers lobbied in Albany for facilities funding. (NY1)
  • Teachers and parents at closing schools worry that supports will vanish as the schools phase out. (DN)
  • The EPA found PCB contamination at a fourth city school, this time in the Bronx. (WSJ, NY1)
  • Nationally, school turnarounds are stalling because districts lack qualified principal candidates. (Times)
  • The Wall Street Journal urges states to close funding gaps between charters and district schools.
  • Mayoral control is shaping to be a big issue in the Chicago mayor’s race. (Chicago Tribune)
  • A study found a funding gap between D.C.’s selective and neighborhood schools. (Washington Post)

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