- More students are taking Advanced Placement exams, but more are also failing them.
- A UFT blogger argues that the DOE’s reporting of closing schools’ graduation rates jukes the stats.
- Alan Singer says the DOE’s plan to move University Heights High School will kill the school.
- Pedro Espada calls the RttT deadline for raising the charter cap that state lawmakers missed “artificial.”
- The ARISE Coalition criticizes the DOE’s new special ed re-org for lacking a principal mandate for change.
- Three Chicago neighborhoods are beginning their plans to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone.
- For trying to get rid of $123 million in earmarks, Gail Collins give USDOE the “most fiscally tidy” award.
- The “mother of small schools,” Deborah Meier, explains why she still supports them, with reservations.
- The NYC Charter Center has pictures of banners charter parents waved at their rally this week in Albany.
- The USDOE’s school safety official wants schools to adopt common standards for “school climate.”
- Achievement gaps among the highest-performing students is growing, a new study reports.
- Livable Streets Education (like us, an initiative of TOPP) has a guide to student activism against MTA cuts…
- …And students plan to collect messages about how Metrocard cuts will affect them on their expired cards.
Remainders: Across the country, AP test failure rate is rising
By Maura Walz