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Rise & Shine: Washington Irving HS enacts lenient grading rules

News from New York City:

  • New grading policies at Washington Irving High School let students who failed classes get credit. (Post)
  • A group of education policy experts is urging New York State to spend more on its schools. (Times)
  • School safety data the state published did not include thousands of incidents city officials reported. (Post)
  • Bad blood between the NAACP and Chancellor Walcott seems to have outlived the NAACP’s suit. (Post)
  • Hundreds of school aides were laid off on Friday. (GothamSchools, TimesDaily News, NY1)
  • Local food growers see opportunity in the upcoming revision of the DOE’s food guidelines. (Crain’s NY)
  • Nonprofit groups are bringing yoga into schools, but without the practice’s spiritual bent. (Times)
  • Since 2009, 20-odd DOE workers have been disciplined for saying or doing off-color things. (Daily News)
  • The principal of the Children’s Workshop School explains how her school went from a C to a B. (Times)
  • The Daily News: Eva Moskowitz’s plan to open a Cobble Hill charter school is a political test for the city.

And beyond:

  • Ed technology companies’ promotional materials rarely mention studies of their effectiveness. (Times)
  • Steve Jobs’ widow is on education reform group boards and is expected to donate to the cause. (WSJ)
  • Michael Winerip: Pearson’s free trips for school officials sometimes straddle the business line. (Times)
  • A profile of ex-DOE deputy John White’s leadership of New Orleans’ charter-dominated schools. (WSJ)
  • D.C. and its union are set to start on a new, potentially less innovative contract. (Washington Examiner)
  • Republican presidential hopefuls don’t share bipartisan consensus about the federal school role. (Times)
  • Los Angeles is retaking control over a high school that is managed by a nonprofit partner. (L.A. Times)
  • D.C. teachers are more often visiting students’ families at home, just as in New York. (Washington Post)
  • Students who stutter are not protected by anti-discrimination laws, and some need the protection. (Times)
  • An advisory firm said the Murdochs should leave NewsCorp’s board but Joel Klein could stay. (Times)
  • Middle school girls seem to like personalizing their school locker space. (Times)