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Rise & Shine: Rhee's lobbying group angling for mayoral role

  • Bloomberg’s lobbyist in Albany will lead a statewide group aimed at influencing the next mayor. (Times)
  • A Bronx assistant principal was charged with “forcibly touching” two students. (NY1, Post, Daily News)
  • Williamsburg Charter High will close after losing an appeal. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, NY1, Post)
  • Chancellor Walcott touted efforts to improve middle schools in a speech. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook)
  • The UFT is suing for access to city emails about charter school siting and school closures. (SchoolBook)
  • Students and teachers at Maxwell High School say they are thrilled to be spared from turnaround. (NY1)
  • The Post says the city’s reversal on its list of banned test words shows it is “capable of embarrassment.”
  • An education professor says schools need rigorous, sequential literature curriculums. (Daily News)
  • D.C. is considering leasing shuttered public school buildings to charter schools. (Washington Post)