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Rise & Shine: Some almost-failing kids cut from summer schools

  • A little-known law that expired with mayoral control could have posed school construction issues. (Post)
  • Weingarten calls standardized tests “the most unreliable measure of student learning.” (Daily News)
  • The Obama girls are attending the ultimate summer school, run by the White House. (Times)
  • Principals can’t afford to send almost-failing students to summer school this year. (Daily News)
  • The soon-to-open Hebrew language charter school found space, not in a public school building. (Post)
  • A related Hebrew charter school in Florida is overcrowded and expanding. (Miami Herald)
  • D.C.’s school turnaround teams, including one from Brooklyn, face a daunting task. (Washington Post)
  • The Obama Administration is still planning to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone. (Washington Post)
  • The city demoted the current principal of Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls High School, Spencer Holder. (Post)
  • A state appeals court ruled that an upstate charter school must ID its teachers to the union. (Newsday)
  • The Wall Street Journal says the parent-paid aide saga is an example of unions hindering education.
  • The Daily News says David Steiner is a promising state ed chief but has been too politic on some issues.
  • Albany charter school operator Thomas Carroll has six ideas for Steiner. (Albany Times-Union)
  • Jay Mathews profiles a Virginia teacher who opens his advanced math class to all. (Washington Post)