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Rise & Shine: City has tried to few fire principals in recent years

  • The city has doled out scarce discipline to principals in recent years, even when there were issues. (Post)
  • Stuyvesant HS’s student body elections are in turmoil after the winner was disqualified. (GothamSchools)
  • The city plans to trim down Long Island City High School so another school can move in. (Daily News)
  • Six percent of city teachers got “ineffective” scores on a part of new ratings. (GothamSchools, WSJ, Post)
  • A Brooklyn college counselor who helped students after Superstorm Sandy is up for a prize. (Daily News)
  • The city dropped plans to raze and redevelop P.S. 191 and P.S. 199’s sites. (Times, NY1, SchoolBook)
  • State Sen. Jeff Klein wants cameras near schools to cut down on speeding drivers. (Times, Daily News)
  • Fewer applicants for gifted programs received offers this year. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, NY1)
  • Sol Stern: The next mayor can make a deal with the UFT without pandering, on test scores. (Daily News)
  • Students who thrive at low-performing high schools often face a tough road in college. (Washington Post)
  • Long Island students reporting a newspaper story about school security ended up under arrest. (Times)
  • The International Baccalaureate curriculum, designed for ex-pats, is increasingly popular at home. (WSJ)
  • Chicago’s schools budget aims to lay off 850 teachers and other workers. (AP, Sun-Times, Tribune)
  • Chicago is also planning to hire 600 people to protect students on their new routes to school. (AP)
  • Philadelphia’s deep budget cuts means most schools are set to have no support staff at all. (Times)
  • The head of the Ford Foundation argues for getting more computers and bandwidth into schools. (Times)