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Rise & Shine: Bullying cited in Queens 12-year-old's suicide

  • A Queens 12-year-old committed suicide, citing bullying by I.S. 109 peers as a cause for distress. (Post)
  • Chicago’s school board voted to close 49 schools, the most in a single year. (Tribune, Sun-Times, Times)
  • City teachers discussed the mayoral candidates at the teachers union’s monthly meeting. (SchoolBook)
  • As the UFT endorsement nears, former chief Randi Weingarten backs Bill Thompson. (GothamSchools)
  • The latest entrant to the mayoral race, Anthony Weiner, has a spare education record. (GothamSchools)
  • An appeals court backed the city’s firing of a teacher who offered good grades for support. (Daily News)
  • The heads of City Year New York cite growing up in the Bronx as reasons they lead well. (Daily News)
  • Community colleges are getting less federal funding, even as they enroll more students. (Times)
  • Boston charter schools have higher test scores but lower graduation rates, a new study funds. (Globe)t
  • Leaders in upstate districts where voters rejected school budgets say taxpayers are tired. (Times-Union)
  • D.C. is requiring all teachers at two struggling schools to reapply for their jobs. (Washington Post)

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