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Rise & Shine: PS 29 blaze fires up Cobble Hill class tensions

  • The playground fire at PS 29 reveals tension between neighborhood public and private schools. (Times)
  • The daughter of an Indian diplomat is suing over her arrest at John Bowne HS. (Daily News, Post, NY1)
  • A ex-DOE exec hired friends from Bear Stearns for personal use. (Times, WSJ, Post, NY1, Daily News)
  • Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy charter school is diverse and doing well. (Village Voice)
  • Most teachers in the Absent Teacher Reserve work regular school jobs. (GothamSchools)
  • Chancellor Walcott is part of a bid to integrate the city’s jobs programs, including for teens. (Crain’s NY)
  • Tom Allon calls on the city to reinstate a program meant to build diversity at elite schools. (Daily News)
  • In Chicago, Jean-Claude Brizard is inheriting a system full of fiscal and other woes. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Nationwide, public schools are increasingly charging fees for class and club participation. (WSJ)
  • New Jersey’s Supreme Court ordered lawmakers to increase school funding by $500 million. (Times)

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