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Rise & Shine: School aide layoffs set to hit poor schools hardest

News from New York City:

  • School aides are set to be laid off this week after talks failed on Thursday. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • The layoffs will affect poor schools hardest and will steer clear of Staten Island entirely. (Times)
  • State education officials were talking about grade inflation on Regents exams back in 2004. (Post)
  • The city’s charter center is helping schools that are unaffiliated with networks apply to open. (Times)
  • A mother is suing the city over a sexual assault she says her 5-year-old received at school. (Daily News)
  • The archdiocese is set to give Catholic school teachers a final contract offer today. (Daily News)
  • Hell’s Kitchen residents are balking at a gay sports bar’s bid to open on a school’s grounds. (NY1)
  • A new New York State law requires schools to bench football players who hit their heads. (AP)
  • Shuang Wen School parents rallied against the Department of Education’s ongoing investigations. (NY1)
  • The longtime basketball coach at Medgar Evers College Prep was fired over his philosophy. (Post)

And beyond:

  • Michael Winerip: North Carolina encourages top students to enter teaching and stay there. (Times)
  • An anti-immigration law is keeping Hispanic students in Alabama out of school in droves. (USA Today)
  • The U.S. DOE will reward teachers colleges whose graduates boost student test scores. (WSJ, Times)
  • Outside New York, programs offer incentives for participation and performance in AP courses. (Times)
  • A review of 20 years of Chicago’s test scores finds they did not accurately reflect performance. (Times)
  • George Will: The Obama administration’s No Child Left Behind waivers represent federal overstep. (Post)
  • The Times says the NCLB waivers are a good innovation but shouldn’t demand so much so fast.
  • Officials want tighter SAT security after cheating, which led students to party schools. (AP, Post, Times)
  • The film “American Teacher” shows teachers, some in New York, working multiple jobs. (Daily News)
  • New Jersey’s education chief turned down charters for two Mandarin schools in wealthy districts. (Times)
  • Students at a San Francisco school for court-involved teens are producing a newspaper. (Times)
  • A former NFL quarterback says teachers should have to follow players’ rules: Perform or be fired. (WSJ)

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