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Rise & Shine: Staten Island parents take turn at PEP meeting

  • At last night’s PEP meeting on Staten Island, parents criticized plans for local schools. (S.I. Advance)
  • Nationally, scores on the SAT declined last year as the numbers of test-takers rose. (Times)
  • But SAT scores in New York State held steady after years of gradual decline. (Post)
  • Parents say problems with city bus routes are causing students to miss time in school. (Daily News)
  • Comptroller John Liu: The DOE’s school space numbers are flawed. (GothamSchools, Daily News, NY1)
  • The Independent Budget Office analyzed a wealth of DOE data. (GothamSchools, NY1, Times, Post)
  • The city has a new residency program to prepare teachers just for struggling schools. (GothamSchools)
  • A survey of changes for the new school year at Riverdale schools. (Riverdale Press)
  • Most teachers in Tacoma, Wash., voted to strike but their vote fell short of a legal hurdle. (News-Tribune)
  • Chicago’s teachers union is offering its own extended day proposal, and the city’s is pleased. (Tribune)
  • D.C. schools are rolling out the country’s first standardized test about sex and drugs. (Washington Post)