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Rise & Shine: Math scores coming out today said to be improved


  • 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)