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Rise & Shine: City now planning to close A- and B-rated schools

  • Seven of the 33 schools the city now wants to close got A’s or B’s on their city report cards. (Post)
  • One, Maxwell High School, got an A last year, up from much lower scores in previous years. (Daily News)
  • City, state, and union officials testified in Albany on Gov. Cuomo’s education budget. (Daily News, NY1)
  • The hearing revealed dissent at the state level about competitive school grants. (GothamSchools, Times)
  • Bill Hammond: The hearing was “a lesson in pussyfooting” around teacher evaluations. (Daily News)
  • An audit of the city’s ARIS data warehouse found waste. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, Daily News)
  • Revelations about a misspelled street sign has some pointing fingers at the school it’s outside. (Post)
  • A student was arrested with a pellet gun at his Manhattan high school’s metal detectors. (Daily News)
  • New Orleans announced plans to turn more high schools over to charter operators. (Times-Picayune)
  • More on the Long Island student named a national science fair semifinalist while homeless. (Times)
  • Some Chicago parents say they were paid to support the school closure plans at hearings. (Sun-Times)
  • D.C.’s schools chief supports a plan to pay teachers more in high-need schools. (Washington Times)

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