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Rise & Shine: Quinn to propose making kindergarten mandatory

  • City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to propose making kindergarten mandatory. (WSJ)
  • Two families are suing so they can send non-vaccinated children to school with sick classmates. (WNYC)
  • Parents at Flushing’s P.S. 201 are angry a worksheet asked children to spell “gun” and “rob.” (NY1, Post)
  • The city took two school closures off the list late Wednesday. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, NY1, WSJ)
  • Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement plan to try to disrupt the closure votes. (NY1)
  • Citing MDRC, the Times endorses efforts to replace large high schools with small, specialized ones.
  • A father affiliated with the group Education Reform Now says he supports the closure plans. (Post)
  • The investigation deepened into the school aide accused of sex crimes. (Times, Daily News, WSJ, Post)
  • A suit aims to stop Success Academy charter school from coming to Cobble Hill. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • A Catholic girls school with a top basketball team will close due to enrollment. (Post, Daily News, NY1)
  • At Paul Robeson High School, which is phasing out, students eat lunch at 2:01 p.m. (GothamSchools)
  • Some say Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is the only reason an ex-legislator got a state ed job. (Post)
  • A Bronx principal is throwing a gala to celebrate the school’s progress report grade jump. (Daily News)
  • Baltimore teachers report higher-than-usual numbers of low mid-year evaluations. (Baltimore Sun)
  • The Obama administration is set to announce a first round of 10 No Child Left Behind waivers. (WSJ)
  • A study of Chicago’s recent school “turnaround” efforts found evidence of improvement. (Tribune)