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Rise & Shine: State Senate hears more Common Core critiques

  • A State Senate hearing aired more criticisms of the Common Core. (SchoolBook, Democrat & Chronicle)
  • Schools got their last letter grades under Bloomberg. (GothamSchools, Daily News, Times, WSJ, NY1)
  • As we reported last week, low-scoring schools don’t have to worry about closure this year. (Post)
  • One of the low-scoring schools, Boys and Girls High School, got a third F in a row. (GothamSchools)
  • AT&T is giving the city $1.6 million to support software classes in 12 schools. (Daily News, GS in Brief)
  • The Washington Post says Bill de Blasio risks undoing the gains the city schools have made so far.
  • Pre-K advocates rallied outside City Hall to back de Blasio’s proposal to expand pre-K. (GothamSchools)
  • An aerosol can explosion at P.S. 64 in Ozone Park sent six students to the hospital Wednesday. (NY1)
  • A Bronx school for students with special needs has a case of a dangerous staph infection. (Daily News)
  • A new curriculum in some city programs aims to get the under-5 set excited about produce. (Times)
  • Indiana’s schools chief stormed out of a meeting where her detractors were criticizing her. (Chalkbeat IN)
  • Schools across the country are safer than ever, despite a spate of high-profile shootings. (USA Today)