clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rise & Shine: In Harlem, Obama and Duncan highlight race gap

  • President Obama called for renewed attention to closing the racial achievement gap. (Times)
  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan said New York City is losing a third of its high schoolers to the streets. (WNYC)
  • The DOE’s John White will head New Orleans’ schools. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Daily News, WSJ)
  • A speechwriter for Randi Weingarten plagiarized an NY1 story about the city’s tech spending. (NY1, Post)
  • The state teacher evaluation task force said its recommendations can’t be implemented right away. (Post)
  • Community members rallied against layoffs at Queens’ PS 306, which could lose half its teachers. (NY1)
  • A teacher at Fort Greene’s PS 46 was arrested for assaulting a 7-year-old student. (Courier-Life, NY1)
  • Harlem Success Academy’s low-key lottery included 9,000 applicants for the chain’s nine schools. (NY1)
  • A Bronx organization has been both protesting charter schools and promoting them. (Riverdale Press)
  • Public advocate Bill de Blasio is surveying parents of children with special needs. (Daily News)
  • City officials broke ground on the Harlem site that will house a Promise Academy Charter School. (NY1)
  • Bloggers say Obama’s recent comments have sent mixed messages on standardized testing. (Times)
  • Chicago is opening a new charter school modeled after elite soccer academies. (Chicago Tribune)