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Rise & Shine: Two Brooklyn schools under scrutiny for cheating

  • Two high-scoring Brooklyn schools, P.S. 31 and P.S. 257, are under investigation for cheating. (Times)
  • A key witness named in the lawsuit alleging a Mulgrew sex scandal says he saw nothing. (Daily News)
  • Across the city, the DOE leases 50 school buildings from religious groups, raising issues. (WNYC/SB)
  • Selective CUNY schools have fewer black and Hispanic students under tighter admissions rules. (Times)
  • Some parents are resisting state field tests to try out new questions. (GothamSchools, WSJ, SchoolBook)
  • Math teachers, whose topic builds sequentially, see a rocky road to the Common Core. (GothamSchools)
  • Proposed rules in a district-level Race to the Top could be hard for the city to follow. (GothamSchools)
  • The judge wants to keep hearing the Williamsburg Charter High School closure case. (NY1, SchoolBook)
  • Over 67,000 families, or 4.6 per seat, tried for city charter schools this year. (SchoolBook, NY1, Post)
  • The Post says the sustained demand for charter schools is proof enough that the sector should expand.
  • Part of I.S. 285 in Brooklyn floods each time it rains, a problem the city says it is working to fix. (NY1)

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