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Rise & Shine: At Cuomo's behest, test scores given more weight

New York:

  • Proposed new teacher evaluations would place more weight on student test scores. (Times)
  • The regulation’s increased emphasis on test scores came at Governor Cuomo’s urging. (GS, Daily News)
  • Democrats for Education Reform criticized the regulations for burdening local districts. (Post)
  • A study of school grades shows the city’s metrics keep changing, affecting schools’ fate. (Post)
  • But in a given year, the grades are a reliable way to compare schools. (Times)
  • Among the recipients of Bloomberg charity are charter schools and a principal training group. (Post)
  • The city has been temporarily blocked from co-locating an UWS charter school. (Daily News, WSJ)
  • The mother of a P.S. 141 student said a teaching assistant put her son in a choke hold. (NY1)
  • Students who attended P.S. 86 reunite after 10 years with the teacher who took them to Finland. (Times)
  • Parental anxiety is fueling a boom in pre-kindergarten tutoring programs like Kumon. (Times)
  • A five-year-old Queens girl’s parents keep her busy, spending $1,500 a week on tutoring. (Daily News)
  • The Post accuses Bill de Blasio of being a teachers union “puppet” because of a now-removed link.
  • The state is demanding repayment from a Long Island school that vastly overpaid its CEO. (Times)
  • Critics believe that parents of playground arsonists are buying them out of trouble. (Brooklyn Paper)


  • The Wall Street Journal says Rahm Emanuel’s new ed bill is a good start, but only a start.
  • Newark advisory task force members say they were left out of the superintendent search. (Star-Ledger)
  • In New Jersey, Orthodox Jews and public school parents are fighting for control of a school board. (WSJ)
  • The CFO of Philly’s public schools says the budget cuts have never been so bad before. (Inquirer)
  • Special ed advocates are accusing D.C. charter schools of steering students to private schools. (WaPo)
  • A CT student who was suspended for the way he invited a girl to prom will be allowed to attend. (Post)
  • GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann entered politics via the school board. (WaPo)

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