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Rise & Shine: Charters post high science, social studies scores

  • Negotiations continue, but no deal yet in Albany on raising the charter cap. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • New social studies and science test scores shows city charter schools outperforming others. (Post)
  • The city asked a Brooklyn charter school to take down its $100 recruitment incentive sign. (Post)
  • Upper West Side parents are pushing for more new schools to reduce crowding. (Wall Street Journal)
  • The expansion plan for Girls Prep, a Lower East Side charter school, remains in jeopardy. (Post)
  • The Daily News gives Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver credit for dealing with teacher evaluations.
  • The Post says Andrew Cuomo’s first fight in the governor’s race is against Silver over charter schools.
  • Cuomo’s running mate pick, Robert Duffy, is an education mayor. (GothamSchools, Times, Post)
  • Duffy’s push for mayoral control in Rochester might falter in his absence. (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • A head of a libertarian think tank says schools need not a bailout but more efficiency. (Post)
  • Virginia is the latest state to opt out of Race to the Top’s second round. (Washington Post)
  • Baltimore is going to start serving three square meals a day to hungry students. (Baltimore Sun)
  • Los Angeles took back a third of layoff notices after teachers agreed to furlough days. (L.A. Times)
  • Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor says No Child Left Behind has hurt civics. (AP)

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