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Rise & Shine: NYC home to country's first veggie lunch school

  • P.S. 244 became the first school to serve only vegetarian food. (GothamSchools, Daily News, NY1, Post)
  • A junk food-loving education reporter gave P.S. 244’s new lunch a glowing review. (Daily News)
  • A nonprofit education venture fund is teaming up with a new for-profit venture capital fund. (Times)
  • Randi Weingarten: Strip stakes from Common Core tests. (GothamSchools, Times, NY1, Daily News)
  • The Daily News agrees with Weingarten on some of her Common Core concerns but not the biggest one.
  • The country’s other teachers union president also called for a two-year moratorium on stakes. (HuffPo)
  • An unlikely coalition of critics is behind the growing backlash to the new learning standards. (WSJ)
  • The city has spent $38.5 million in overtime payments for a special ed data program. (GothamSchools)
  • Michael Benjamin: Advocate Leonie Haimson is mum on some class size reduction barriers. (Post)
  • A Brooklyn school was evacuated while police investigated an abandoned backpack. (Post, DNAInfo)
  • Report: School districts bound by a 2 percent tax cap could raise taxes to 4.6 percent. (Journal News)

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