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Rise & Shine: Legislators to roll back competitive school grants

  • State legislators will oppose Gov. Cuomo’s plan to use state school funds for competitive grants. (AP)
  • The city hasn’t designated any new “executive principals” to receive bonus pay since 2010. (Daily News)
  • A study of city schools that focused on nonfiction reading skills found their students did better. (Times)
  • TAPCO’s principal was removed after a scathing report. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Daily News, NY1)
  • State officials have decided one of three schools in the Believe charter network should stay open. (NY1)
  • The city has started a training program for principals at proposed “turnaround” schools. (GothamSchools)
  • The Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem, opening this fall, is recruiting autistic children. (Daily News)
  • Hundreds of students walked out of John Dewey High School to fight turnaround. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • Students who were bullied at Dewey were allowed to transfer to another school after delay. (Daily News)
  • Students at two Bronx transfer schools have joined the protest against a charter co-location. (Daily News)
  • A substitute teacher was reassigned after being accused of pulling on a disruptive student’s scarf. (Post)
  • Another substitute teacher was arrested and barred after keying another teacher’s car. (Daily News)
  • A Bronx Science senior who is a national science fair finalist enjoys laid-back Sundays. (Times)
  • State Sen. Eric Adams of Queens wants Chancellor Walcott to ban pants-sagging in city schools. (Post)
  • Rising demand is being seen among the affluent for formal education that starts well before age 2. (WSJ)
  • Maureen Callahan: A filmed fight from Murry Bergtraum HS shows violence there is a problem. (Post)
  • The fight over how climate change is taught could heat up this spring as groups release standards. (WSJ)
  • By creating a teacher-friendly version, YouTube is being taken off of schools’ banned-site lists. (Times)
  • Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson says we should fix schools before ending poverty. (Daily News)