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Rise & Shine: City has high scores, but few teachers at the top


  • Math scores are up; experts are urging caution before celebrating. (Times, Daily News, GothamSchools)
  • Mayor Bloomberg called the scores “an enormous victory.” (Post)
  • Union leader Randi Weingarten praised mayoral control at the test score briefing. (Daily News, WNYC)
  • The Post praises Weingarten’s “epiphany” about mayoral control.
  • The Daily News says the math scores support continued mayoral control: “Let’s not mess with success.”
  • Folks at Brooklyn’s PS 335 attribute gains there to planning meetings and learning walks. (Daily News)
  • IS 187 in Dyker Heights has really high test scores. (Post)
  • At Carl Icahn Charter School in the Bronx, students say their high scores come from hard work. (Post)


  • Does it matter that there are almost no teachers at the top in the city DOE? City Limits tries to answer.
  • Tennis is the new it game in some city public schools. (WABC)
  • After parents boycotted PS 209 in the Bronx because of flu fears, the city closed the school. (Daily News)
  • Arne Duncan’s plan to turn around thousands of failing schools will be really hard to execute. (Times)
  • In Korea, some are trying to achieve equity by putting test prep cram classes online. (Times)
  • Learn NY, the pro-mayoral control group, just finished a five-borough rally tour. (NY1)

Schools in Brooklyn’s District 20 are the most crowded in the entire city. (Daily News)