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Rise & Shine: Newest hip-hop-into-schools effort aims at science

  • A Columbia professor and a Wu-Tang Clan member are the latest to use hiphop in city schools. (Times)
  • Students throughout the region, not just in New York City, have had their lives upturned by Sandy. (WSJ)
  • Last week, four of six children in one Far Rockaway family were still out of school after the storm. (NY1)
  • PS 333 in Queens has been relocated twice, more than any other Sandy-damaged school. (SchoolBook)
  • Many students were suspended last year, but fewer than in 2010-2011. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook)
  • For the second straight year, dozens of the suspended students were just 4 and 5 years old. (Daily News)
  • Salary and benefits are holding up some districts’ teacher evaluation deals. (Democrat & Chronicle)
  • A Stuyvesant High School graduate is one of this year’s newest Rhodes Scholarship recipients. (Post)
  • A Bronx high school’s debate team won a national award and will visit the White House. (Daily News)
  • The recent suspension of Tottenville HS football players might be tied to a student’s suicide. (Daily News)
  • An investigation found that a substitute teacher chided students for interrupting his phone calls. (Post)
  • At Avenues, a for-profit private school that opened this year, technology is crucial to the curriculum. (WSJ)
  • The Daily News says the UFT should learn from Newark’s contract and accept bonuses for top teachers.