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Rise & Shine: Poor outlook for city schools' student newspapers

  • City schools’ student newspapers have withered because of budget cuts and shifting priorities. (Times)
  • Inside the Department of Education’s test kitchen, chefs develop healthy school lunches. (Daily News)
  • Christine Quinn dropped out of an education debate set for tonight. (GothamSchools, Politicker, Post)
  • A charter school hired a consultant who has been banned from working with city schools. (DNAInfo)
  • Parents, students, and teachers have gotten creative to overcome the city’s ban on bake sales. (Times)
  • The city’s school discipline code is set to include a new ban on electronic cigarettes. (Post, Daily News)
  • Advocates for less punitive discipline say the latest code tweaks do not go far enough. (GothamSchools)
  • The city wants to improve teacher retention by giving principals data about who leaves. (GothamSchools)
  • An upstate student was suspended after tweeting criticism about his district’s budget. (Syracuse P-S)
  • The Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies’ valedictorian was seriously affected by Sandy. (Post)
  • The Horace Mann School apologized for past sex abuse by its teachers. (Times, WSJ, Post, Daily News)
  • The Post equates Merryl Tisch’s chairing of Bill Thompson’s campaign with other corruption in Albany.
  • A Brookings Institutionite says the city and UFT went “down a rabbit hole” on evaluations. (Daily News)
  • The heads of a right-wing think tank say the Common Core is inappropriate and also not rigorous. (WSJ)
  • A former Assembly higher ed committee chair says the Common Core will boost inequity. (Times Union)
  • The New York Times says states should be free not to impose consequences for Common Core tests.
  • The Times says schools should make physical education a core part of the curriculum, not an extra.
  • And the Times says the City Council is misguided to want religious groups to be able to use schools.
  • Texas lawmakers approved more charter schools and reduced state testing. (Dallas Morning News)

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