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Rise & Shine: U.S. students continue not to know much history

  • Nationally, students scored poorly, again, on last year’s NAEP exam in history. (Times, WSJ, Post)
  • The city’s graduation rate ticked slightly up last year. (GothamSchools, Daily News, WSJ, NY1, WNYC)
  • But data show that city students still lag on measures of college-readiness. (GothamSchools, Times, Post)
  • The Daily News says graduates’ low skills means we shouldn’t celebrate the rising graduation rate.
  • Michael Goodwin says malfeasance and cheating are fueling the graduation rate rise. (Post)
  • Elected officials are forming a task force to examine the role of parents in city schools. (GothamSchools)
  • Manhattan’s PS 6 is opening a roof garden to honor an eco-minded teacher who died. (Daily News)
  • A substitute teacher hired in 2008 was among 26 people caught in a child porn sting. (Post, AP, NY1)