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Rise & Shine: Wednesday, 8/27

  • The DOE is piloting several new assessment options for children in grades K-2. (Times)
  • Through the city’s new Campaign for Middle School Success, struggling middle schools qualify for “improvement grants” from the city, and all middle schools will be encouraged to follow a “blueprint” based on programs at successful schools. (Daily News)
  • The city reduced parking permits for teachers from around 63,000 to about 11,000 this year; permits will be allocated by individual schools rather than centrally. (Times, Post, Daily News)
  • Nationally, SAT scores this year matched last year’s. New York state and city scores dropped slightly, possibly because more students took the test. (Times, Daily News, Post)
    Morning Edition looks at one school with a surprisingly high number of students getting a perfect SAT score. (NPR)
  • In a forum at the Democratic National Convention yesterday, Michelle Obama and Joe Biden declared the need for health care and high quality education for all. (Sun)
  • Chicago state senator James Meeks says he’ll drop his schools boycott if top state Democrats back a plan to aid failing schools. (Sun-Times)