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Rise & Shine: Inside the $3B school safety industry


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WHAT DOESN’T WORK A new study concluded that students who used school vouchers in Indiana saw their test scores fall — without a later rebound that a first draft had found. Chalkbeat

SAFETY BUSINESS School shootings have contributed to a $3 billion industry of safety products marketed aggressively to fearful educators and parents. The 74

SURVEY SAYS Sixty percent of students in Queens’ District 29 reported frequent fighting at their schools on the education department’s survey, the highest in the city. New York Post

NO DECISION The city education department closed 338 sexual harassment investigations in the last three years — but came to no conclusion in 95 percent of them. N.Y. Daily News

BACK TO SCHOOL The Millennium High School graduate who had thought college was off the table because of his cerebral palsy will go to SUNY Purchase after the school gave his caretaker a dorm room. New York Post