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Rise & Shine: Quinn proposes wider access to gifted programs

  • Christine Quinn, a mayoral candidate, is asking the city to open gifted programs to more children. (Times)
  • Students protested Anthony Weiner’s discipline policies. (GothamSchools, City Room, Daily Politics)
  • The rally against Weiner, a possible mayoral candidate, had political undertones and implications. (Post)
  • A Fordham High School for the Arts teacher is suing the city over the way her principal treated her. (Post)
  • P.S. 18 in Morrisania section of the Bronx is also getting a vision clinic thanks to the UFT. (Daily News)
  • A right-wing columnist says the city’s extended school day plan is too weak to guarantee success. (Post)
  • The ACT, one of two major college admissions exams, will switch to computer-based testing. (Times)
  • Most teachers in large districts saw their pay cut or frozen at least once because of the recession. (Times)
  • All 27 teachers in Buena Vista, Mich., said they’d work for free after their district ran out of funds. (HuffPo)
  • Schools are increasingly grappling with how to include transgender students on sports teams. (Times)
  • Andres Alonso, a former New York City official, is resigning as Baltimore’s schools chief. (Baltimore Sun)

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