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Rise & Shine: Students say repeating 8th grade limits HS options

  • Students who repeat eighth grade say the city isn’t setting them up for success after that. (Daily News)
  • The city plans to overhaul its middle schools. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News, Post, NY1, WSJ)
  • One piece of the middle school plan has the UFT weighing a new deal on personnel. (GothamSchools)
  • Union employees and their backers held another protest against looming layoffs of school aides. (NY1)
  • Michael Goodwin: The city’s black and Hispanic students haven’t seen their SAT scores rise. (Post)
  • The Times says the state’s plan to prevent cheating is on the right track but requires state funding.
  • The school district in Kansas City, Mo., has lost its accreditation and faces state takeover. (Times)
  • Its former schools chief was hired to fix Detroit’s schools and is set to start next week. (Detroit News)
  • Boston is the latest city to have its district and charter schools agree to collaborate. (Boston Globe)
  • Some of the money Mark Zuckerberg donated to Newark’s schools will go to innovative teachers. (WSJ)