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Rise & Shine: “Fiscal cliff” could cost NYC schools $95 million

  • An analysis found that the “fiscal cliff” could cost state schools $164 million, $95 million in the city. (WSJ)
  • Teachers at more schools said their state performance ratings were available for all to see. (Daily News)
  • The Daily News says it’s a union-induced shame that only teachers can see their state “growth scores.”
  • A Brooklyn charter school softened its school discipline policies after losing many students. (SchoolBook)
  • The city did not win funds in the Race to the Top-District contest. (GothamSchools, Post, NY1, WSJ)
  • Newark also lost out on the funds, losing points because it submitted inaccurate data. (Star-Ledger)
  • The city is planning to focus new efforts on boosting arts education in middle schools. (GothamSchools)
  • The city found that IBM consultants stole from the education department. (GothamSchoolsPost)
  • Michigan’s Republican-controlled legislature signed off on major changes to limit unions’ power. (Times)
  • Louisiana’s governor blasted teachers unions for opposing school vouchers. (Times-Picayune, HuffPo)