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Rise & Shine: Harvard looks for small-town partners to improve rural education

HOMETOWN FIX FIRST City pre-K providers and teachers, angry over changes to how preschool may be funded, have a tough message for Mayor de Blasio as he touts the city’s expansion of preschool in his run for President. Chalkbeat, THE CITY

KEEPS GETTING BETTER A new study shows that the benefits of high-quality preschool extends not just to the students it serves but also to their siblings and eventual offspring. Chalkbeat

OUTLIER New York continues to embrace the importance of Regents exams even as other states are abandoning the practice of requiring a passing grade on exit exams to receive a high school diploma. Chalkbeat

RURAL ASSIST Harvard University is looking to partner with 30 rural school districts in New York state (as well as 30 in Ohio) to create school improvement plans that particularly target small-town needs. The Olean Times Herald

BROADWAY BOUND Five hundred students from across the five boroughs performed at the Imperial Theater on Broadway as part of an annual program. Fox 5 NY

TASTE OF YESTERYEAR A local museum has introduced a culinary exhibit to take visitors back to the school lunches of the early 1900s. AM NY

LEGISLATORS’ PLATE Although eyes have recently been focused on proposed admissions changes to the city’s specialized high schools, several other education issues remain on the agenda in Albany. City & State

TAKING THEIR SHOT One legislative proposal would require new teachers to complete EpiPen training for students who suffer a serious allergic reaction. WIVB

DEFINING CHOICE Although some think school “choice” refers solely to a small percentage of charter or voucher schools nationally, in many cities, students and parents enjoy a broad choice of schools, including magnet and other specialized programs. Forbes

NOT JUST US Opinion: The author argues that the city’s ultra-Orthodox community is being unfairly blamed for a measles outbreak that is, in fact, found in many other neighborhoods. New York Daily News

DO AS I SAY… Opinion: From schools to other issues, Mayor de Blasio often touts one approach while pursuing another, an editorial argues. The New York Post

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