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Rise & Shine: Teen pregnancy rate down as schools offer Plan B

  • The number of city students receiving emergency contraception more than doubled since 2009. (Post)
  • The city’s teen pregnancy rate is down 27 percent since 2002; officials credit contraception. (Daily News)
  • The school bus strike is dividing drivers between those who aren’t working and those who still are. (WSJ)
  • One family’s fix in the bus strike still involves a three-and-a-half-hour daily commute. (GothamSchools)
  • Drivers marched on Mayor Bloomberg and UFT members joined a protest over the weekend. (Post, NY1)
  • The Public School Athletics League is raising academic standards substantially. (GothamSchools)
  • Gov. Cuomo told city and union officials that he’ll take first steps to impose evaluations on Feb. 22. (Post)
  • The Daily News says Cuomo’s threat has Bloomberg in a bind but the UFT should concede. (Daily News)
  • Four legislators who have said they would try to undo mayoral control have now proposed bills. (Post)
  • The Daily News says a judge who heard last week’s charter school rent case showed blatant bias.
  • A columnist hammers away at the idea that several parent advocacy groups are union fronts. (Post)
  • A columnist says last week’s unscripted school closure hearing in D.C. should have impact. (Daily News)
  • Students at Forest Hills HS need to raise $22,000 to compete in a government contest. (Daily News)
  • Michelle Rhee says she wishes she had paid more attention to test security in Washington, D.C. (Times)
  • Harvard University is requiring about 70 students to withdraw after a cheating scandal last year. (Times)
  • Memphis has barred 18 people who paid others to take their certification exams from teaching. (Times)

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