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Rise & Shine: City's college-readiness rate still under 30 percent

  • The city gave slightly higher grades to high schools this year. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, Post, NY1)
  • The college-readiness rate rose slightly but is still below 30 percent, according to city data. (Daily News)
  • The city shortlisted 23 high schools for possible closure based on the grades. (GothamSchools, WSJ)
  • At the top school, It Takes A Village Academy, 11.3 percent of students graduate college-ready. (Post)
  • DeWitt Clinton HS, one of few remaining large high schools in the Bronx, got its second straight F. (Post)
  • The principal of another school with two F’s, Boys and Girls HS, says he’s not at fault. (GothamSchools)
  • EBC HS for Public Service posted one of the biggest gains, and students credit the new principal. (Post)
  • City officials said they might make it harder for schools to earn top grades next year. (GothamSchools)
  • Eric Nadelstern: Next, the city should rate schools by graduates’ performance in college. (Daily News)
  • P.S./M.S. 114 in Belle Harbor is one of two schools shut since Sandy to reopen today. (Times, NY1)
  • The Archdiocese of New York said 27 Catholic schools could close for financial reasons. (Daily News)
  • A former Memphis school official was indicted for running a teacher-certification cheating ring. (Times)
  • St. Louis’s schools regained provisional accreditation after making slow but steady gains for years. (WSJ)
  • A former N.J. schools official says Newark’s new contract is exciting — and high-stakes. (Daily News)