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Rise & Shine: Schools can start testing 5-year-olds in math

  • The city is giving schools the option of testing kids in math starting in kindergarten. (Post)
  • The proportion of teachers getting “unsatisfactory” ratings has increased. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • Parents say the city should have talked to them before cracking down on extra school aides. (Daily News)
  • City officials say they aren’t sure that closing schools for swine flu actually slowed its spread. (Times)
  • A study of NYC mothers found that prenatal exposure to pollution can lower kids’ IQs. (Daily News)
  • Senators say the mayor shouldn’t have compared negotiating on schools to appeasing Nazis. (Post)
  • D.C.’s mayor, Adrian Fenty, has cut funding for an independent schools evaluator. (Washington Post)
  • Enrollment in Detroit schools has fallen to the point required for new charter schools. (Detroit Free Press)
  • Back-to-school sales are projected to be way down. (Bloomberg)
  • A successful Baltimore charter school is cutting hours and staff after union complaints. (Baltimore Sun)

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