NEW YORK CITY NEWS:
- The release today of this year’s math scores could influence the mayoral control debate. (Daily News)
- Sources say the math scores are up considerably. (Post)
- Beacon High School doesn’t have a girls tennis team, so a girl plays on the boys team. (Times)
- The city is letting charter schools use a building fund that used to be closed to them. (Post)
- There’s no reason the state’s mayoral control law couldn’t be improved, Mayor Bloomberg said. (Post)
- Prince Harry’s New York visit included a stop at the Harlem Children’s Zone. (AP)
- Test scores under Bloomberg have indicated a narrowing in the city’s racial achievement gap. (Post)
- Students at IS 364 in Brooklyn now score near or above the state average in math and reading. (Post)
- A progressive Union Square preschool uses found objects as art supplies. (Times)
- The Daily News says the ARIS Parent Link Web site is a good reason to keep mayoral control.
- The Post tells readers to “keep your fingers crossed” that Albany’s mayoral control deal goes through.
- A leading charter school booster objects to the Post’s criticism of union-run charter schools. (Post)
- A teacher at Jamaica high school says standards for graduation are being watered down. (Daily News)
- The Washington Post says New York City should keep mayoral control so D.C. doesn’t lose it.
- Very Important People weigh in on the Leadership Academy’s principal track record. (Times)
- Charter school principals set salaries individually, and Jay Mathews says that’s good. (Washington Post)
- Nearly every state has joined a movement to create national standards. (Washington Post)
- After-school programs provide food for hungry kids. (Washington Post)
- The L.A. Times profiles CUNY’s Macaulay honors program.
- Chester Finn argues against universal pre-kindergarten access. (Post)
- In Australia, fear persists about the Joel Klein-like progress reports that are about to come out. (The Age)
- School reform narrowed but didn’t close an income achievement gap in Massachusetts. (Boston Globe)