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Rise & Shine: Test score drop even larger at charter schools

  • New standards cut state test pass rates. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Daily News, NY1, WNYC, WSJ)
  • The drop was disproportionately large at city charter schools. (Daily News)
  • Nearly 2,000 students assigned to summer school scored high enough to stop attending. (Insideschools)
  • Columbia professor Aaron Pallas says the scores show that city students need more help. (Daily News)
  • The principal of Brooklyn’s McKinley JHS says the scores will make him work harder. (Post)
  • The Post says the lower scores are only a first step toward strengthening education in New York.
  • A new charter school opening in the Bronx’s District 10 takes a progressive approach. (Riverdale Press)
  • The path to create new charter schools is likely to be crowded and bumpy this year. (The Capitol)
  • Joel Klein and Michael Mulgrew will tout New York’s Race to the Top bid in D.C. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • As in NYC, the least jarring school change plan is the most popular nationally this fall. (Education Week)
  • President Obama is responding to criticism that his reforms haven’t helped minority students. (AP)
  • Major changes in the Philly schools include the end of the city’s region divisions. (Philadelphia Inquirer)