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Rise & Shine: After efforts, fewer students are absent frequently

  • Chronic absenteeism, especially in the early grades, is on the decline. (Times)
  • More students are eligible for gifted programs based in local school districts. (NY1)
  • But five districts had so few students make the cut that they won’t offer gifted classes at all. (Daily News)
  • Lehman High School football backers are suing over the school’s too-short football field. (Times, Post)
  • Principals still don’t know how much money they have to spend for the next year. (GothamSchools)
  • Protesters presented 20,000 signatures opposing school budget cuts and layoffs. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • A parent describes on-the-ground damages already wrought by budget cuts at her school. (The Villager)
  • Chicago’s teachers union is adjusting to a newly contentious era after a long calm in relations. (Times)
  • A teacher at PS 55 was arrested for using his belt to break up a fight between students. (Daily News)