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Rise & Shine: Advocates, electeds critique special ed reforms

  • City Council members pressed education officials for concrete special education data. (GothamSchools)
  • Special education advocates say the city is trying to implement reforms too quickly. (Schoolbook)
  • A bill to give districts power to fire teachers after sex abuse might have trouble passing. (Daily News)
  • City officials estimate about 33,000 students will need to attend summer school. (NY1)
  • Thieves stole hundreds of Bronx students’ cell phones being stored off-campus for the day. (Post)
  • Teachers and parents alike are fleeing a progressive private school because kids can’t read. (Post)
  • Teachers’ job interviews are underway at the city’s 24 “turnaround” schools. (GothamSchools)
  • A student at a Bronx elementary school cut another child with a razor. (Daily News, Post)
  • Country singer Lee Greenwood admonished the principal who banned his patriotic song. (Daily News)
  • The Post joined the criticism of the song-banning principal, adding that the city should force a change.
  • A James Madison HS student wrote a rap about the school’s teacher sex scandals. (Daily News)
  • There might be few legal routes to prosecute past sex abuse at the private Horace Mann School. (Times)
  • A 40-year-old law requires Los Angeles to tie teacher evaluations to student achievement. (L.A. Times)