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Rise & Shine: State RttT bid to include charter school takeovers

  • A plan to replace city high schools with charter schools will be part of NYS’s Race to the Top bid. (Post)
  • Teachers at Lehman HS say student grades were changed to boost the school’s stats. (GothamSchools)
  • The Daily News has the story, too — but doesn’t credit GS for our exclusive. Maybe it’s a coincidence?
  • Students are backing a HS teacher who was suspended for assigning an explicit book. (Riverdale Press)
  • Students started getting H1N1 vaccinations at their schools yesterday. (GothamSchools, AP, Daily News)
  • Most public school parents have not opted to have their children vaccinated against H1N1. (Times)
  • The author of a report on charter schools’ effects on district schools explains his findings. (WNYC)
  • A report about elementary school “turnarounds” in Chicago questions their effects. (Times)
  • The Times praises New Haven’s new teacher contract but warns that key policies are still pending.
  • School field trips nationwide are being canceled or downgraded by budget cuts. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Los Angeles high schools aren’t moving students out of basic ESL classes quickly. (L.A. Times)