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Rise & Shine: Race test score gap still open, class gap widening

News from New York City:

  • Suddenly, the city is finding that its claim to have closed the achievement gap isn’t believed. (Times)
  • And the performance gap between rich and poor students has actually widened. (Daily News)
  • Brooklyn’s Believe Charter School has been using factory space to hold classes. (GothamSchools)
  • Joel Klein won’t use emergency powers to help a charter school. (GothamSchools, Daily News, WSJ)
  • The official demoted after Nicole Suriel’s death has been rehired at the same school. (Post, Daily News)
  • The health teacher suspended for sex talk language is headed back to the classroom. (Daily News)
  • The Brooklyn principal censured for letting teachers drink at prom also paid for their attendance. (Post)
  • A PS 4 staff member badmouthed a special ed student and his mom — on mom’s voicemail. (Post)
  • Staten Island isn’t losing its middle school bus service this year after all. (NY1)
  • The Post wonders whether the United Federation of Teachers is actually anti-union.
  • The Daily News praises the city’s new college readiness reports.
  • And Joel Klein says high schools have to prepare students for college, not just graduation. (Forbes)

And beyond:

  • A value-added analysis of L.A. teachers finds that top teachers vary in style and location. (L.A. Times)
  • The L.A. Times will soon publish the names of teachers alongside their students’ test-score gains.
  • Los Angeles’s teachers union is calling for a boycott of the newspaper. (L.A. Times)
  • Mayors in more cities are lobbying to get control of the schools. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Lawmakers will have to hustle to get edujobs funding distributed before school starts. (NY1)
  • The schools in Roosevelt, N.Y., the only ones in the state to be run by Albany, are improving. (Times)
  • Schools nationwide are asking parents to provide more school supplies. (Times)
  • Barack Obama’s ed policy is a lot like George W. Bush’s, Dana Milbank writes. (Washington Post)

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