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Rise & Shine: Test prep culminates today as state tests begin

  • Students and teachers report added pressure as state tests get underway today. (Daily News)
  • Osama bin Laden’s death came up in classes but didn’t resonate for most city students. (NY1)
  • After telling PS 107 it would increase class sizes to 30, the city backed down. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Parents and teachers at Queens’ PS 30 are considering a lawsuit to block its closure. (Daily News)
  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting will focus its programming to cut the dropout rate. (AP)
  • SUNY colleges could get economic development grants — and higher tuition fees. (Times, Post)
  • Jason Riley: The performance of D.C. students who got vouchers show vouchers work. (WSJ)
  • A seventh ex-Detroit schools official was convicted in a contractor kickback scheme. (WSJ)