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Rise & Shine: City Council urges school cell phone ban repeal

  • Most members of the City Council are urging the city to repeal the school cell phone ban. (Daily News)
  • The city opposes a bill passed in Albany to factor count family into special education placements. (Times)
  • The city is fighting back against an arbitrator’s turnaround ruling. (GothamSchools, Post, Daily News)
  • The Post calls the arbitrator an “arbitrator” and says the deck was stacked because the union okayed him.
  • Cheating experts say a competitive culture at the city’s top high school breeds cheating. (Daily News)
  • The country’s largest teachers union announced “unprecedented” membership losses. (USA Today)
  • Emails show Louisiana’s top officials engineered news to counter damaging stories. (Monroe News-Star)
  • A Palo Alto, Calif., high school has a club devoted to helping students launch start-ups. (Times)
  • Florida’s education chief is writing to parents to tell them not to worry about low state test scores. (AP)
  • The U.S. DOE said national test scores reveal a growing achievement gap for Native Americans. (AP)