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Rise and Shine: Union to bail out cash-strapped Democrats

  • NYSUT plans to spend big on campaigning Democrats to help tip the state Senate balance. (Daily News)
  • Investigators dinged the city for allowing former employees to contract with their old school. (DNAInfo)
  • To boost the supply of computer engineers, tech companies are fostering high school students. (Times)
  • The city sped to move 66 kids, shelved for weeks in P.S. 94’s auditorium, into new schools. (Daily News)
  • The News slammed the department’s response to P.S. 94’s issues, which included conflicting accounts.
  • Hundreds mourned the death of a New Jersey student-athlete killed in a car accident. (North Jersey)
  • A star in “Won’t Back Down” has a background in arts education advocacy in New York City. (News)
  • An elementary school physical education teacher says a young student physically abused him. (Post)
  • An education consultant says NYC should change “archaic … test-driven” admissions policies. (News)

Last week on GothamSchools

  • Cash incentives worked for on-track teens, but not for less motivated students, a study found. (Friday)
  • A survey of 1,100 principals shows diminishing satisfaction with city progress reports. (Friday)
  • Officials testified that they’re fulfilling promises to better serve English language learners. (Thursday)
  • A civil rights complaint targeted the city’s elite high school admissions process as unfair. (Thursday)
  • A charter school is hoping to turn around after soaring student and teacher attrition. (Thursday)
  • More New York City students are taking AP classes and their passing exams, data shows. (Tuesday)
  • The UFT said one effect of the city’s special education reforms is larger class sizes. (Tuesday)
  • Mayor Bloomberg announced plans to open a school to serve infant-aged students. (Monday)

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