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Rise & Shine: Transfer high schools saw 2012 grad rate decline

  • More students dropped out than graduated in 2012 from transfer high schools for at-risk students. (Post)
  • New York is using the city as a guinea pig to resolve teacher evaluation scoring issues. (GothamSchools)
  • City-EPA emails suggest that PCB cleanup in schools isn’t always done according to rules. (Daily News)
  • The New York Times outlines key education policy challenges for Mayor Bloomberg’s successor.
  • The Achievement First charter school network is working to cut down on suspensions. (Hartford Courant)
  • The principal of East Harlem’s P.S. 102 earned an award nod for pet therapy and more. (Daily News)
  • Peripatetic schools chief Paul Vallas has run into troubles over his credentials in Bridgeport, Conn. (WSJ)
  • Insurers are telling districts they won’t cover liability if teachers carry guns, as some states allow. (Times)