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Rise & Shine: City is investigating grades at its top-rated school

  • The city is investigating grades at TAPCO, which posted the city’s highest progress report score. (Times)
  • After criticizing the city pension system, Joel Klein will collect $34,000 annually in benefits. (Daily News)
  • The city Department of Education wants $4.4 billion more for construction and technology. (Post)
  • Cathie Black’s first Panel for Educational Policy meeting was a doozy. (GS, DN, NY1, WNYC)
  • The panel approved a controversial plan to open a new Millennium High School in Park Slope. (Times)
  • PS 114 in Brooklyn is paying now for years of mismanagement by its previous principal. (NY1)
  • Some Brooklyn parents are looking forward to a Success Charter arrival but not its location. (Daily News)
  • In his State of the City address, Mayor Bloomberg vowed to fight “last in, first out” rules. (GothamSchools)
  • School crowding activists say Black’s birth control gaffe has been good for their cause. (Tribeca Trib)
  • Fred Smith writes that even with toughened cut scores, state tests are still way too easy. (Post)
  • The son of a Russian “grizzly father” says immigrants get that school isn’t meant to be fun. (Daily News)
  • The AFT wants a 100-day window for teachers accused of misconduct to be disciplined. (Times)
  • A transition team will run Newark’s schools in the absence of a superintendent. (Times)
  • Paterson, N.J., is the latest city to try to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone’s approach. (WSJ)