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Rise & Shine: Legislator to tackle specialized schools' diversity

  • An assemblyman plans to introduce legislation to diversify specialized high schools. (Amsterdam News)
  • At the PEP meeting, teachers protested the city’s plan to close and reopen 33 struggling schools. (NY1)
  • City officials vowed to press on with the plan despite opposition. (GothamSchools, WSJ, SchoolBook)
  • Gov. Cuomo continued attacking the state teachers union for holding up new evaluations. (Daily News)
  • It looks like the key issue holding up talks in the city, appeals, won’t be solved by Cuomo’s gambit. (Post)
  • Williamsburg residents says the Success Charter Network isn’t marketing to area Latinos. (Daily News)
  • Unions, including the UFT, are still donating to Comptroller John Liu’s troubled mayoral bid. (Post)
  • More on the controversial policy at P.S. 90 aimed at cutting down on students’ bathroom use. (Post)
  • Opera star Placido Domingo conducted orchestras of Harlem and Brooklyn students last night. (AP)
  • Ex-D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee endorses Mayor Bloomberg’s teacher pay raise plan. (Daily News)
  • The head of the U.N. International School resigned after allegedly making offensive remarks. (WSJ)
  • The Post says the city’s eviction of churches from school space is “senseless” and out of the norm.

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