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Rise & Shine: Council split over letting prayer groups in schools

  • A divided City Council passed a resolution to allow religious groups to worship in schools. (News, WSJ)
  • The state should pay students to take field tests, the council said in another resolution. (GothamSchools)
  • Former Congressman Anthony Weiner officially announced that he’s running for mayor. (Times)
  • Amid the wreckage and tragedy at Oklahoma schools were moments of educators’ heroism. (WSJ, Post)
  • The city plans to remove PCB-filled light fixtures in schools by 2016. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, NY1)
  • Sheepshead Bay HS was evacuated after an old science project was mistaken for a bomb. (Daily News)
  • Students and professors at Teachers College protested Merryl Tisch’s commencement talk. (DNAInfo)
  • Tisch said she doesn’t agree with Chancellor Dennis Walcott’s criticism of the mayoral candidates. (WSJ)
  • A former teacher pled guilty to rape for having sex with a student and faces six months in prison. (News)
  • Shuttered school buildings in Chicago threaten to take away a community outpost for many. (Times)
  • Outside NYC, most school budgets passed: L.I., Lower Hud, Mid-Hudson, Cap. Region, Western, Central

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