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Rise & Shine: Teacher pension fund still hurting from recession

  • The state’s teacher pension fund missed long-term targets, which some say are too high. (LoHud)
  • School suspensions have continued dropping, but data show disparities. (GothamSchools, NY1, WNYC)
  • The shift to the Common Core means additional difficulties for students learning English. (Ed Week)
  • The closing John F. Kennedy High School celebrated an emotional final homecoming. (Riverdale Press)
  • Budget cuts killed renovation plans for a Queens schoolyard in 2010, and locals want a re-do. (DNAInfo)
  • An Upper West Side yoga studio is teaching teachers how to reduce students’ test stress. (DNAInfo)
  • Staten Island Tech is getting a new athletic field, replacing one that needed constant TLC. (DNAInfo)
  • A preschool operator in Brooklyn spent $90,000 on car payments from organization funds. (Daily News)
  • Wednesday’s PEP meeting saw more calls for policy changes under a new mayor. (GothamSchools)
  • A community center in Red Hook is spending $5 million to help students plan their futures. (DNAInfo)
  • In the Post, Explore Schools chief Morty Ballen says charter groups aren’t corporations in it for cash.
  • Three top runners spoke at Manhattan’s New Design School ahead of this weekend’s marathon. (NY1)