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Rise & Shine: Schools with fewer poor students report deep cuts

News from New York City:

  • The end of stimulus dollars is causing steep cuts at schools with fewer poor students. (WNYC)
  • The principal of Shuang Wen Academy, which is in turmoil, has been removed. (NY1)
  • Top students at Jamaica High School dispute the city’s charges that the school is failing. (Times)
  • Despite a 2004 court order, the DOE still awards no-bid contracts to custodial companies. (Post)
  • The city says it took eight years and more than $1 million to fire a teacher who behaved badly. (Post)
  • Tomas Hanna, a Philadelphia official, is the DOE’s new chief of innovation. (Philly Daily News)
  • A lawsuit charges that a bus matron left a child with special needs far from her house. (Daily News)
  • The mother of a student who committed suicide is suing over bullying at Queens’ PS 84. (Daily News)
  • The city is moving to fire Andrew Buck, a principal whose leadership drew criticism. (Daily News)
  • Judges ruled that churches can keep using city school buildings while they appeal a ban. (WNYC)
  • Summer school classes start today at most city schools. (NY1)
  • Teachers at PS 41 left a kindergartener behind when a class trip ended at an amusement park. (NY1)
  • In letters, readers from around the city say that the UFT and NAACP are, in fact, defending equity. (Post)
  • The private, all-girls Brearley School is abuzz over rumors about the principal’s resignation. (TimesWSJ)

And beyond:

  • Georgia investigators say cheating in Atlanta was rampant, criminal, and came from the top. (AJC)
  • The nation’s largest teachers union endorsed Obama and tying evaluations to test scores. (TimesWSJ)
  • A nonprofit group in Chicago helps Hispanic students navigate magnet school admissions. (Times)
  • New Jersey’s tiny charter schools office is evaluating more than 150 applications. (N.J. Spotlight)
  • Thirteen states passed major education reform bills this year that emphasize school choice. (WSJ)
  • To cut costs, Chicago is weighing pulling city police officers from its schools. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • David Brooks: Diane Ravitch makes some good points, but she’s wrong about testing. (Times)