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Rise & Shine: City named in two state school funding lawsuits

  • Adding the city to a state budget cut lawsuit, a judge blocked the DOE from making cuts. (NY1, Reuters)
    Parents filed another school funding suit against the city for skipping required hearings. (Daily News)
  • Teachers union elections are underway, and the current leadership faces challengers. (GothamSchools)
  • Several charter schools that aim to open next year would eliminate the two-month summer break. (Post)
  • Bronx Science’s athletic director and track coach were suspended amid hazing charges. (Daily News)
  • The athletic director alerted coaches to the reported hazing and her response a year ago. (Daily News)
  • Students debate the hazing’s severity and laws requiring the students to be charged as adults. (Times)
  • Students got medical help after a student set off pepper spray in Jamaica High School’s cafeteria. (NY1)
  • Amplify, Joel Klein’s NewsCorp division, is releasing a schools-only tablet today. (USA Today, Times)
  • Upstate advocates say the Alliance for Quality Education is wrong that schools need more money. (Post)
  • Robert Pondiscio: The big news about the city’s preferred curriculums is what it didn’t pick. (Daily News)
  • A national program aims to help parents improve educational outcomes for Hispanic students. (WSJ)
  • A United Nations report says Syria’s education system has collapsed amid its two-year civil war. (Times)

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