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Rise & Shine: City charter school chief leaving for charter chain

  • The city’s charter school chief, Michael Duffy, is leaving to join the for-profit Victory Schools. (WSJ)
  • Charter school advocates upped their lobbying, spending $600,000 in Albany this year. (WSJ)
  • A state report shows test standards are low. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News, NY1, Post)
  • The city dropped a proposal to let it evade some contracting requirements. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • City students work in biomedical research labs through a science mentoring program. (NY1)
  • A Brooklyn movie theater that’s been unused since 1969 will soon house a charter school. (NY1)
  • State officials are putting more energy into linking K-12 and higher education standards. (USA Today)
  • Massachusetts wants to limit the growth of online schools. (Boston Globe)
  • The Washington Post says all new evidence points to success for KIPP schools’ extended days.