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Rise & Shine: Brooklyn teacher among those killed by Sandy

  • The city’s schools are canceled for a week because of Hurricane Sandy. (GothamSchools, Times)
  • Hundreds of city schools were hurt by the storm, and many are too damaged to open. (GothamSchools)
  • Among those killed by Sandy was a first-year Bushwick School for Social Justice teacher. (Times)
  • At the beginning of the week, parents saw the closures as an inconvenience to plan around. (WSJ)
  • By the middle of the week, families in unaffected areas were starting to lament cabin fever. (WSJ)
  • State education officials say forgiving some hurricane days would require legislation. (Times-Union)

In other news:

  • The high number of Asian students at specialized high schools reflects deep cultural values. (Times)
  • Staten Island’s Tottenville HS responded to bullying before and after a student’s suicide. (S.I. Advance)
  • Middle schoolers in a young lacrosse program in Harlem are winning prep school scholarships. (WSJ)
  • A teacher at P.S. 73 in the Bronx was reassigned after making “terroristic threats” to his colleagues. (Post)
  • California is penalizing 23 schools for “adult irregularities,” or cheating, on state tests. (L.A. Times)
  • The city this year are not giving as much preference to siblings in gifted program admissions. (Times)
  • Scott Stringer: Social impact bonds are the best way to pay for early childhood education. (Daily News)
  • Michiganders will vote next week on allowing the state to mange struggling districts. (Detroit Free Press)

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