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Rise & Shine: "Mad men" include city schools in their accounts

News from New York City:

  • City principals are hiring ad agencies to boost their schools’ profiles. (Post)
  • Even with their options limited, some principals are choosing not to fill positions. (GothamSchools, Times)
  • A teacher who just left the city says the city schools would benefit from tracking by ability. (Daily News)
  • Fewer city schools are considering failing under NCLB, thanks to higher state test scores. (Daily News)
  • Just 10 city schools were named “persistently dangerous” by the state, the lowest number ever. (Post)
  • Brooklyn’s PS 35 was removed from the state’s lists of dangerous schools and failing ones. (Post)
  • A school safety agent appears to be using his work shirt to skirt city parking rules. (Post)
  • Concern persists about the new home for Bronx Early College Academy. (Riverdale Press)

And beyond:

  • Jay Mathews reminds us that going back to school is just a human construct. (Washington Post)
  • Two scholars say claims that top students benefit from NCLB aren’t supported by the data. (Times)
  • New Orleans’ charter schools, with 60 percent of students, are seeing higher test scores. (USA Today)
  • More disputes over who should pay for special ed services are ending up in court. (Washington Post)
  • The new trend in reading classes (including in NYC) is letting students select their own books. (Times)
  • The Times says the Obama administration must “hold the line” against teachers unions on RttP.
  • Eli Broad says his philanthropy helped unseat unions as education authorities. (Wall Street Journal)

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