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Rise & Shine: Thursday, 9/18

  • Fewer kids are being held back. (Daily News) But only a small proportion of kids who were required to attend summer school were promoted in August. (Post)
  • Several books about education reform have strongly influenced Chancellor Klein. (Sun)
  • PS 8 parents speak out about their school’s failing progress report grade. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • More than 50 new schools opened this fall, the largest number in a single year. (Insideschools)
  • Advocates for Children’s executive director, Kim Sweet, explains why Insideschools provides an important service in the era of progress reports. (WNYC)
  • Illinois officials have hired two independent groups to audit the state’s double-digit test score swings. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Schools in Denver have launched a new campaign to encourage parents to spend time with their kids. (Denver Post)
  • Keeping students in uniform has been a major task in Locke High School’s first week as a Green Dot charter school. (L.A. Times)
  • Metal detectors in Toronto schools are “inevitable,” officials there say. (Canada National Post)