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Rise & Shine: Chicago to close 54 schools, the most in one year

  • Chicago is moving to close 54 schools, affecting 30,000 students. (Times, Sun-Times, Tribune, WSJ)
  • Gov. Cuomo wants the state’s teacher evaluation law changed again. (GothamSchools, WSJ, Post)
  • Horace Mann, the private school, is settling with former students who were abused there. (Times, WSJ)
  • The city Department of Education will maintain its hiring freeze as state funding is unclear. (NY1)
  • Like many states, Texas is preparing for cuts in federal funding to affect special education. (Times)
  • The cuts, an outcome of “sequestration,” will affect Native American schools most. (USA Today)

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