On Teacher Data Reports, day six:
  • Mayor Bloomberg said the reports help parents make good choices. (Post, WSJ, NY1, Capital NY)
  • Many parents say the Teacher Data Reports haven’t changed how they think about teachers. (NY1)
  • Ratings for charter school teachers were released. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, Post, Daily News)
  • The Post says it’s inappropriate for Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch to back shielding teachers’ scores.
  • The Daily News says any politician who opposes the ratings’ release is caving to union demands.
  • Michael Goodwin: The data are flawed, but the UFT still shouldn’t have tried to stop their release. (Post)
  • In letters, teachers weigh in on the reports and news outlets’ decision to publish them. (Daily News)
In other news:
  • The city has begun detailing its plans for schools set for “turnaround.” (GothamSchoolsSchoolBook)
  • A bill would give district parent councils control over co-locations. (GothamSchoolsSchoolBook)
  • The ROTC teacher at Graphics HS was arrested on sex abuse charges. (TimesPostDNAInfoNY1)
  • The Queens school board rep wants parents to push the city for safer school bus service. (Daily News)
  • Connecticut’s top court said it was wrong for the state to dissolve Bridgeport’s school board. (Times, WSJ)
  • A national study found lots of community colleges place too many students in remedial classes. (Times)