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Rise & Shine: Queens eighth-grader wins national spelling bee

  • M.S. 74 student Arvind Mahankali won the national spelling bee. (Daily News, Times, Post, AP, NY1)
  • The number of homeless students in city schools has continued to rise — in some cases, sharply. (Post)
  • The city’s shorter-than-usual summer session means high schoolers can’t earn as many credits. (Post)
  • A long-percolating plan to de-zone Manhattan’s District 6 will be aired publicly next week. (Daily News)
  • The city can release parent council election results after a it won a suit against the votes. (SchoolBook)
  • A task force proposed strategies for reducing reliance on suspensions. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook)
  • State officials will release the city’s teacher evaluation plan Saturday at 4 p.m. (GS in Brief, Daily News)
  • The Daily News says John King must give New York City a tougher plan than any other district has.
  • A principal who is starting a charter school says her experience proves change is needed. (Daily News)
  • A Brooklyn grandmother protested the animal nicknames a charter school used for buses. (Daily News)
  • A mother who says students at P.S. 194 forced her son to perform oral sex is suing the city. (Daily News)
  • Louisiana schools chief John White deflected charges of inflating schools’ grades. (Times-Picayune)

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