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Rise & Shine: New tests for city students really judging teachers

  • The city is developing new tests for all students whose purpose is to evaluate teachers. (Times)
  • A teacher whose students all passed a state exam ranked low because their growth was small. (Post)
  • Charter school waitlists have grown after more families submitted applications last year. (Post, NY1)
  • Chancellor Walcott asked for laxer teacher discipline rules. (GS, Daily News, Post, NY1, Times-Union)
  • A top student-athlete at Wings Academy who had been accused of robbery was cleared. (Post)
  • A well-regarded Catholic high school for boys in Harlem is closing for financial reasons. (Times)
  • Los Angeles high schools are giving students who raise state test scores higher grades, too. (L.A. Times)
  • New Jersey’s Supreme Court could order billions of dollars in new school funds today. (WSJ)
  • Jean-Claude Brizard is officially Chicago’s schools chief today, under secret terms. (Chicago Tribune)