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Rise & Shine: Union deal that boosts pre-K teacher pay is approved

DONE DEAL Union members approved a contract that gives some pre-K teachers raises as big at $20,000, a major victory for advocates who have demanded pay parity for educators working in community-run programs. Chalkbeat

BUILDING WOES A city councilman who is pushing for a new school to replace P.S. 9, a dilapidated Queens school for students with special needs, says that the chancellor won’t meet with him in the building. New York Post

SHSAT EXPANDS The city is allowing more students to take the Specialized High schools Admissions Test in their schools in an attempt to boost the number of black and Hispanic students who are admitted to the prestigious schools. New York Post

CRE DEFINITION Opinion: Asian parents have reason to be suspicious of the city’s recent adoption of a definition for cultural responsive education. New York Post

TWO WORLDS Students told their immigration stories in podcasts rounded up by NPR. NPR

SHOT IN THE ARM More than 200 students on Staten Island have had religious exemptions from vaccinations, which have been banned by a recent law. Staten Island Advance

JUST SAY NO A city councilman wants to restrict the sale of vaping paraphernalia near schools. Brooklyn Daily Eagle

CLASSROOM VIEW With state policymakers rethinking the role of Regents exams, some teachers weighed in on the graduation requirement. The Red Hook Star-Revue

DREAM ON Some students applying for financial aid for the first time under New York’s DREAM act are running into snags. Times Union

E-CIGS TESTIMONY A teen told a House committee that the vaping company Juul told students at a New York City high school that the company’s products are “totally safe.” Yahoo

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