- A Bronx principal changed grades to boost graduation rates, violating state regulations.
- The New York Observer has the audio of NYSUT’s ads bashing Paterson’s mid-year school budget cuts.
- NYSUT’s Richard Ianuzzi says Arne Duncan personally assured him of NY’s Race to the Top eligibility.
- Peter Murphy says that kind of presumption is “risky business” without a lift to the charter cap.
- Pissed Off Teacher has to set her goals for the year, but she refuses to tie them to a number.
- Leonie Haimson goes through class sizes at the private schools local politicians’ children attend.
- Does arts ed get sacrificed in the name of test prep? Richard Kessler says yes, and offers proof.
- Arne Duncan says some American schools should be more like British community schools.
- Parents dropping their kids off at P.S. 157 expressed mixed feelings about the swine flu vaccine.
- WNYC’s Beth Fertig summarizes the Manhattan Institute study that says charters benefit everyone.
- Volunteers painted murals and spruced up gardens at 117 city schools last weekend.
- Caroline Hoxby’s new study: most colleges have become less selective, but the top tier more so.
- A new study suggests that state data systems aren’t doing enough to protect students’ privacy.
Remainders: Charter cap may not hurt Race to the Top chances
By Maura Walz