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Rise & Shine: Elite schools told to admit more disabled students

  • Chancellor Dennis Walcott has told selective schools to take more students with disabilities. (Daily News)
  • A report by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio outlines problems with the city’s vocational schools. (WSJ)
  • The percentage of freshmen at CUNY’s community colleges who needed remediation rose to 82.7. (Post)
  • The city is eyeing a loophole to let it replace fewer teachers at turnaround schools. (GothamSchools)
  • The number of schools the city is trying to close this year, 62, is far more than in past years. (NY1)
  • Parents at Queens’ P.S. 118 want their principal fired for shutting them out. (Daily News, Post)
  • A large march this weekend protested the city’s eviction of churches from schools. (Daily News, NY1)
  • A 66-year-old teacher who went from the rubber room to an administrative job is refusing to retire. (Post)
  • Teachers at I.S. 49 used tech tricks to find an iPhone a student had picked off a teacher’s desk. (Post)
  • A Bronx principal is being sued over unwanted advances she made against one of her teachers. (Post)
  • A Sheepshead Bay High School teacher resigned after allegedly making lewd comments. (Daily News)
  • A school aide at Beach Channel High School was charged with statutory rape of a student. (Daily News)
  • The founders of Educators 4 Excellence argue that Gov. Cuomo is working on teachers’ behalf. (Post)
  • The Staten Island Advance says the planned closure of P.S. 14 shouldn’t be blamed on the community.
  • The Daily News says last week’s report proves that restarting struggling schools from scratch is ideal.
  • Many elite city private schools are approaching $40,000 a year in tuition and fees. (Times)
  • One of the country’s few remaining one-room schools, in Montana, enrolls just one student. (Times)
  • Michael Winerip visits the inspiration for a classic of children’s lit, Dr. Seuss’s “Mulberry Street.” (Times)
  • Los Angeles’s proposed school budget would eliminate all funding for adult education. (L.A. Times)

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