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Rise & Shine: Poverty rate among city students up to 70 percent

  • Nearly 70 percent of city students are so poor they are eligible for free lunch, up since 2009. (NY1)
  • For the Hamptons set, summer has turned into a time for students to take test prep classes. (Times)
  • SED named the companies that it chose to create a data system. (GothamSchools, WSJ, Daily News)
  • An audit by the state comptroller found sloppy accounting at two large high schools. (SchoolBook)
  • A district school that didn’t get the go ahead to replicate is looking to the charter sector. (GothamSchools)
  • The city broke ground on a larger building for Beacon High School. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, Post)
  • Chancellor Walcott has a broken finger, and his joke about its origins beats the real story. (Daily News)
  • School started — with newly extended days — for a third of Chicago schools on Monday. (Tribune)
  • Cami Anderson’s reforms are moving quickly in Newark, winning her friends and enemies. (Star-Ledger)