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Rise & Shine: Many calls for an end to testing youngest students

  • Union chiefs want to end “bubble tests” in grades K-2. The city agrees. (GothamSchools, WSJ, Capital)
  • Parent-teacher conferences were rescheduled at a Brownsville school after a shooting. (DNAInfo)
  • The state will soon settle a suit over costly private school tuition for special needs students. (WSJ)
  • School safety procedures are changing because of Avonte Oquendo. (WSJ, WNYC, Daily News)
  • The city will host public “conversations” at 71 struggling schools. (GothamSchools, WNYC, NY1, Capital)
  • One of those schools is P.S. 114, which Bill de Blasio has taken some credit for keeping open. (Post)
  • Tougher graduation requirements have left students in limbo over a few crucial points. (GothamSchools)
  • After an Italian town gave the mayor-elect a truffle, de Blasio donated it to a high school. (Daily News)
  • The Post’s editorial board: We worry that John King’s push for reforms still isn’t dramatic enough.
  • A parent says her child’s bullying points to bigger discipline issues at P.S. 194 in Harlem. (Daily News)