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Rise & Shine: Suspensions way up for city’s youngest students

  • Suspensions of the city’s youngest students, ages 4 to 10, are up 76 percent since 2003. (Daily News)
  • The Department of Education has been told to cut its budget by another 2 percent. (Post, Daily News)
  • The city withdrew a space-sharing plan that would have displaced PS 32’s autistic students. (Daily News)
  • Aggrieved Bronx Science teachers are trying new strategies to get rid of their principal. (Riverdale Press)
  • The state of science instruction and achievement in city schools is not strong. (Gotham Gazette)
  • The DOE asked PS 22’s chorus to take down a YouTube video rejecting a critic’s apology. (Daily News)
  • Schools Chancellor Cathie Black and others participated in World Read Aloud Day. (NY1, Daily News)
  • Students at Queens’ PS 94 raised $1,000 to honor a school social worker’s seeing-eye dog. (Daily News)
  • Charter schools are replacing John F. Kennedy HS over community objections. (Riverdale Press)
  • Arne Duncan said schools’ high NCLB fail rate shows the need for changes to the law. (Times)
  • Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker: Teacher tenure rules need to be changed, not abolished. (Daily News)
  • A merger of two charter school chains would create one of the country’s largest networks. (L.A. Times)
  • Raleigh, N.C.: We don’t know how many students our old integration plan affected. (News & Observer)
  • Hershey, Penn., is sending reigning high school champions to a memory tournament in the city. (Times)