Rise & Shine: City schools shut today as voters head to the polls

  • Schools are closed for Election Day; here’s our guide for last-minute education voters. (GothamSchools)
  • Also on the ballot is a divisive proposal for casinos that could boost school funding. (GothamSchools)
  • New data show that city students with special needs are suspended at a higher rate than others. (NY1)
  • Brooklyn’s Roman Catholic Diocese is suing one of its schools for keeping its charter school rent. (Times)
  • Responding to critics, Catholic education officials say their standards exceed the Common Core. (Times)
  • Denver’s planned new data system to identify students who struggle before they fail. (EdNews Colorado)
  • The New York Harbor School’s spin on “STEM” education involves cultivating oysters. (Daily News)
  • Louisiana will give schools Common Core support but said some districts haven’t tried. (Times-Picayune)