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Rise & Shine: Lacking science staff, schools leave labs unused

  • Hundreds of schools have new science labs but can’t afford the staff or resources to use them. (NY1)
  • The city is considering a plan to replace the principal and half the staff at two Bronx schools. (Times)
  • The Board of Regents is weighing an expensive plan to add four weeks to the school year. (Post)
  • The city is turning Khalil Gibran Academy, the Arab-language middle school, into a high school. (NY1)
  • A new study found no effect from the city’s merit pay experiment. (GothamSchools, Post, NY1)
  • The DOE reduced its planned recoup from schools that save. (GS, Post, NY1, Times, Daily News)
  • Both Education Reform Now and the UFT released new ads in the “last in, first out” layoffs fight. (Post)
  • A film about water by students at Brooklyn’s PS 8 is a finalist in a conservation contest. (Daily News)
  • The union says the teacher-eval sticking point is whether poor review in a teacher’s first year counts. (GS)
  • Bronx high school students are competing in an international robotics tournament. (Daily News)
  • PS 32’s autism program will suffer if a charter school moves in, its backers say. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • The Daily News says the proposal for a national curriculum can only be good for American students.
  • Costs threaten Arizona’s solid efforts to monitor its charter schools, a report finds. (Arizona Republic)
  • D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he’s fine considering only one person for schools chief. (Washington Post)