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Rise & Shine: Queens teachers level charges of over-excessing

  • Teachers at PS 222 in Queens say their principal excessed seven of them but is still hiring. (NY1)
  • Merrick Academy charter school fired teachers by mail, possibly because of union activity. (Daily News)
  • The Beacon teacher who took students to Cuba was banned. (GothamSchools, WSJ, NY1, Daily News)
  • Retired testing analyst Fred Smith says better tests can’t happen until we know why they are bad. (Post)
  • The Post is skeptical about state officials’ promises to make tests harder.
  • New York joined dozens of states in adopting new national standards on Monday. (Times)
  • City officials hope more free swimming lessons will reduce the rate of youth drownings. (NBC NY)
  • The progressive Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn is hitting road bumps as it grows up. (Times)
  • Detroit’s new plan for academic improvement is to spend more time on math and reading. (Free Press)
  • After a policy change, white students will occupy more seats in magnet schools. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Nineteen people were arrested in North Carolina in protests over diversity policies. (AP)