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Rise & Shine: In District 17, school closure cycle limits options

  • The cycle of school closures and openings has been extra fierce in Brooklyn’s District 17. (City Limits)
  • A bill to replace No Child Left Behind is on the House floor for the first time but is unlikely to pass. (Times)
  • The burden of executing the city’s new teacher evaluation system falls on busy principals. (SchoolBook)
  • The UFT is suing the city over its early school space planning. (GothamSchools, NY1, Post, Daily News)
  • Students from Democracy Prep’s high school finished a two-week trip to South Africa. (GothamSchools)
  • To let its university partner’s keep working in schools, Buffalo will have to pay $7 million. (Buffalo News)
  • The judges of the “Hometown Heroes” contest to honor educators are now deliberating. (Daily News)
  • Chicago is laying off 2,000 educators, on top of 855 given pink slips last month. (Tribune, Sun-Times)