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Rise & Shine: 4 in 5 city grads at CUNY colleges need basic help

  • Four in five city students who entered CUNY’s two-year colleges last year needed remediation. (Post)
  • Followers of the controversial Falun Gong movement want to open six charter schools. (Daily News)
  • Growing numbers of school bus drivers and matrons have been suspended for safety violations. (Post)
  • Few districts applied for Gov. Cuomo’s competitive grants and little money was handed out. (Newsday)
  • The Times says the city should provide free breakfast in more schools, which Mayor Bloomberg opposes.
  • An annual fight to save after-school and child care from budget cuts has begun. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • Teachers union supporters went to Albany this week as part of a broad lobbying effort. (GothamSchools)
  • Oklahoma’s touted pre-K program has boosted school readiness, but not without big challenges. (WSJ)
  • City officials knew last year about the Bronx Science hazing that led to arrests this week. (Daily News)
  • Educators are learning to teach “close reading,” a skill the Common Core emphasizes. (GothamSchools)
  • The city’s latest campaign against teen pregnancy is drawing fire for its heavy-handed strategy. (Times)
  • Lenore Skenazy: Schools’ efforts to make students safer after Sandy Hook often don’t make sense. (Post)
  • Big spending seems not to have swayed results of Los Angeles’s school board races. (L.A. Times, WSJ)
  • A Chicago commission said the city could safely shut 80 schools that are underused this year. (Tribune)
  • Forty percent of Chicago students are black; in schools that could close, it’s 90 percent. (Sun-Times)
  • Philadelphia officials will vote tonight about closing 27 schools, 10 percent of the city’s total. (Inquirer)

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