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Rise & Shine: Dozens of schools buy staff with parent donations

  • More than 40 schools paid for more staff members last year with parent donations. (WNYC/SchoolBook)
  • Increased spending on city schools hasn’t let to transparency about each school’s budget. (SchoolBook)
  • Parents critical of testing protested Pearson. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, NY1, WSJ, Daily News)
  • Waitlists are clear, but the space crunch in Lower Manhattan schools hasn’t ended. (Downtown Express)
  • A city charter school advocacy group is running a feel-good television ad to cap the school year. (WSJ)
  • The city is expanding the year-old Common Core Fellows teacher training programs. (GothamSchools)
  • Chicago’s teachers union is accusing the schools chief of trying to sabotage its strike plans. (Sun-Times)