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Rise & Shine: Monday, 9/22

  • The New Teacher Project says in a second report that teachers who are not working earn tens of millions of dollars from the DOE each year. (Sun, Times, Daily News)
  • More than 200 new teachers hired this year haven’t yet been placed in a school. (Daily News)
  • The use of “peer group comparisons” in generating progress report grades is mainstream in education research circles but still confusing to parents. (Times)
  • Recent heightened chatter about the schools’ success under mayoral control may be part of the mayor’s strategy to build support for a third term. (Staten Island Advance)
  • High school students at the Bronx School of Law and Finance worry about the economic downturn. (Times)
  • The increase in low-performing students taking algebra in middle school means kids are tackling sophisticated math without adequate preparation, a new study finds. (USA Today)
  • Jay Mathews reconsiders his longtime argument that algebra in middle school is key to a school’s success. (Washington Post)
  • Business leaders and school reformers want education to be prominent in the election and beyond. (Christian Science Monitor)
  • In Baltimore, DOE alum Andres Alonso wants freedom from special education oversight. (Baltimore Sun)
  • USA Today offers a Q&A with “Whatever It Takes” author Paul Tough.