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Rise & Shine: NYSUT money fuels Democratic wins in Senate

  • The trek for students uprooted by Sandy to and from their new schools is filled with obstacles. (Times)
  • The state teachers union poured $4.5 million into a handful of state senate races this year. (Times Union)
  • The city’s latest Race to the Top bid will seek $40 million to expand its iZone schools. (GothamSchools)
  • A Queens high school with a dress code has banned students from wearing jeans and jeggings. (Post)
  • Newark teachers okayed a “groundbreaking” contract that includes merit pay and peer evaluations. (WSJ)
  • A Bronx school campus with a history of safety issues was flagged again by officials. (Riverdale Press)
  • At the same school, fire alarms have become a regular — and disruptive — part of the day. (Press)
  • SED’s new teacher group includes seven teachers who work in city schools. (GothamSchools)
  • Without government help, some private schools are struggling to bounce back from Sandy. (NY1)
  • StudentsFirstNY’s organizing arm is pushing teacher evaluations as an issue for parents. (GothamSchools)