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Rise & Shine: No more rescoring for barely-passed HS exams

  • To prevent cheating, the state won’t let schools rescore students’ barely-passed exams. (Times, WSJ)
  • The city quietly decided to increase class sizes for some special education students. (Daily News)
  • Charter parents want the NAACP to withdraw from the UFT’s school closure suit. (GothamSchools)
  • Parents worry that toughening standards at a Queens gifted program will shut local kids out. (Daily News)
  • The Lehman HS and Kennedy HS buildings will collect solar energy as part of a city project. (Daily News)
  • Mayor Bloomberg isn’t alarmed that a diplomat’s daughter is suing over her school treatment. (Post)
  • The Daily News: The teachers union should not block the city’s new tests meant for teacher evaluation.
  • An East Harlem private school now serves exotic vegetarian lunches, which kids like. (Daily News)
  • Nationally, growth in education spending slowed tremendously in 2009, amid budget problems. (Times)
  • Still, New York outspent every other state per student in 2009, even with fiscal woes. (WNYC)
  • Last year’s non-winning finalists will take home most of this year’s Race to the Top funds. (Times)