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Rise & Shine: Top city schools assign few research papers

  • The city’s elite public school students say they are rarely assigned research essays. (Daily News)
  • Media companies like Discovery are venturing into the education and technology markets. (Times)
  • Some school districts plan to open before Labor Day, in a move that has frustrated some families. (WSJ)
  • The city plans to build a public housing complex with room for a 6-12 charter school. (Daily News)
  • Many school-aged children play outside in Brownsville, but few with adult supervision. (Daily News)
  • Post: Advocacy group critical of StudentsFirst is conflating education reform and Republican politics.
  • The city is ending a special lunch program that connected professional chefs with city cafeterias. (Times)
  • Race gaps at the city’s specialized high schools are still wide thanks to entrance exam prep tutors. (NBC)
  • The Coney Island school that banned a patriotic song saw a mass exodus of staff over the year. (Post)
  • In second year of crackdown, half of teachers won tenure. (GothamSchools) (Daily News) (Post) (Times)
  • Probe: A fake sign-language education company stole from the department. (GothamSchools) (Post)

And last week on GothamSchools:

  • Some mayoral candidates will take money from StudentsFirst; at least one will not. (Thursday)
  • New Yorkers for Great Public Schools criticized StudentsFirsts’ donors Mitt Romney ties. (Wednesday)
  • ATR teachers are attending job fairs and weighing options against buyout possibility. (Wednesday)
  • High school students are learning how to build mobile apps in a city-funded tech camp. (Tuesday)
  • SED is trying again to create a student data system once blocked by the state comptroller. (Tuesday)
  • A district school with large class sizes and “master” teachers is expanding as a charter. (Monday)
  • A year in, Millennium Brooklyn has yet to draw Park Slope families to the John Jay campus. (Monday)