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Rise & Shine: Study finds good kindergarten teachers matter

  • Researchers found that students with good kindergarten teachers do better later in life. (Times)
  • The Daily News says the new, lower-sounding test scores coming out today will be a shock to parents.
  • A new website aims to help New Yorkers prepare to take the high school equivalency exam. (NY1)

Race to the Top:

  • N.Y. is among 19 Race to the Top finalists. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News, Post, NY1, WNYC, WSJ)
  • State officials say they won’t be able to execute promised reforms without the money. (GothamSchools)
  • Where states are increasingly united, Congress is divided on education policies. (Washington Post)
  • A Democrats for Education Reform staffer says N.Y. should up charter school funding to win RttT. (Post)
  • Excerpts from Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s RttT speech emphasize the urgency of reform. (Post)
  • The Post says it’s all on Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch to make sure the state brings home money.

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