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Rise & Shine: Vote on Regents exam grading draws near

  • A vote on whether to ban high school teachers from grading their own Regents exams is soon. (WSJ)
  • New York’s John White is now a front-runner for state superintendent of Louisiana. (Times-Picayune)
  • Mayor Bloomberg’s approval ratings did not rebound after he replaced Cathie Black. (Post)
  • Chancellor Walcott appointed two new deputy chancellors after a ton of turnover. (GS, Times, WSJ)
  • Two city councilmen want laws that would force the city to open up about its PCB clean-up. (Daily News)
  • In the latest census, Manhattan was the only borough to have an increase in children under 5. (Times)
  • Students at an East Harlem charter school are retracing the route of the original “freedom riders.” (NY1)
  • A sports equipment company is charged with defrauding more than 100 New Jersey schools. (Times)
  • Bel Kaufman, the author of a play about teaching in the NYC schools, turned 100. (Times)
  • Advocacy groups want Scholastic to stop publishing curriculum paid for by the coal industry. (Times)
  • Test-prep companies are developing apps that help teenagers study for the SAT. (Times)
  • Gail Collins: alternative certification programs in Texas are redefining lack-of-experience. (Times)
  • The Times says we need tighter regulation of for-profit colleges that leave students drowning in debt.