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Rise & Shine: More on Bloomberg’s ‘real’ African-American gaffe

  • Mayor Bloomberg joked about Shael Polakow-Suransky’s South African origins. (Daily News)
  • More city students scored proficient on the state tests. (GothamSchools, Times, NY1, WSJ, Daily News)
  • Bloomberg and Walcott touted new initiatives for boosting scores. (GothamSchools, Schoolbook)
  • City Council members used discretionary funds to save Brooklyn after-school programs. (Daily News)
  • Joshua Greenman: The next mayor must speed gains schools made under Bloomberg. (Daily News)
  • School chefs and nutritionists met in Denver to reimagine healthier school menus. (Times)
  • The U.S. House of Reps could allow teachers in training to be labeled “highly qualified.” (Answer Sheet)