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Rise & Shine: Thousands of students start summer school today

  • Summer school kicks off today, and about 33,000 city students should be in attendance. (NY1)
  • A lawyer who says his life was changed by Chess-in-the-Schools has now joined its board. (WSJ)
  • The unemployment rate for New York City teens is higher than the national rate for teens. (Post)
  • The city’s costs for transporting students with disabilities include $100,000 a year for one student. (Post)
  • Michael Powell: A teacher run out for speaking up for students with disabilities was vindicated. (Times)
  • De la Salle Academy, a private school for poor students, gives explicit lessons on media literacy. (NY1)
  • The man behind a junior high-college partnership’s start 30 years ago says it has worked. (Daily News)
  • Across the country, 500 public schools offer single-sex education, and the ACLU isn’t happy. (CSM)
  • More states are enacting laws that tie third-grade promotion to passing a reading test. (USA Today)

Last week on GothamSchools:

  • The arbitrator who reversed “turnaround” hiring explained his logic in a withering ruling. (Friday)
  • The principal of Truman High issues diagnostic exams because she doesn’t trust test scores. (Friday)
  • A student’s efforts to rally against Grover Cleveland high’s closure won her an internship. (Friday)
  • For now, confusion is reigning at the 24 schools that had been set to undergo turnaround. (Thursday)
  • The city’s summer youth jobs program, seen to boost school-year achievement, kicked off. (Thursday)
  • Students who overcame obstacles to graduate describe the support they got on the way. (Tuesday)
  • The city argued that the turnaround hiring issues shouldn’t have been arbitrated at all. (Tuesday)

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