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Rise & Shine: Racial test score gap as wide as before Bloomberg

  • The gap between black and white students’ test scores is as wide as it was in 2002. (NY1)
  • And because scores were inflated, there’s no way to know whether students are doing better. (Times)
  • Tenure denials are on the rise, slightly. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, WSJ, NY1)
  • The tenure and evaluation decisions were made with help from faulty test scores. (Daily News)
  • Thousands of students were promoted or retained on the basis of the scores. (GothamSchools)
  • Juan Gonzalez says misled students lose biggest in the test score recalibration. (Daily News)
  • The Daily News says it stands by its praise for city students, despite the lowered scores.
  • Joe Williams of Democrats for Education Reform says state Dems are better on ed policy. (Daily News)
  • President Obama said his education policies are meant to help, not castigate. (Times, L.A. Times)
  • PS 87 in Middle Village will get a new gym and classrooms to help with crowding. (Queens Chronicle)