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Rise & Shine: Positive results for an AP incentives program

  • More students in a privately funded incentives program passed AP tests. (Times, Daily News, Post)
  • A Queens middle school teacher pled guilty to raping a student and will be barred from teaching. (Post)
  • D.C. is planning to offer free STD screening in every high school this year. (Washington Post)
  • A free boarding school in Nevada caters to highly gifted students. (USA Today)
  • Arne Duncan wants to “turn around” failing schools, but research doesn’t have advice for him. (EdWeek)
  • California legislators are considering changing state laws to get Race to the Top funds. (L.A. Times)
  • The Chicago Public Schools chose as its back-to-school performer the singer of “Birthday Sex.” (Tribune)
  • The head of Chicago’s school board has been subpoenaed in the admissions investigation. (Sun-Times)