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Rise & Shine: Gates says private money won't fix public schools

News from New York City:

  • Founding principals at new schools got higher ratings from their teachers on a city survey. (NY1)
  • The state has hired a new company to make its annual tests, which have been called too easy. (Post)
  • Michael Winerip: The city’s system of school choice might be segregating students by test scores. (Times)
  • A former teacher who went to jail for having sex with a student says he acted properly in school. (Post)
  • The New York Public Library is offering children a fine amnesty to get them reading again. (Daily News)
  • Mayor Bloomberg attacked the UFT and NAACP during his weekly radio show. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • A deputy chancellor announced a happy hour to celebrate but didn’t invite Walcott. (GS, Daily News)
  • The Daily News praises Judge Paul Feinman for ruling in the city’s favor.

And beyond:

  • Bill Gates says people should understand that even major donations can’t really change schools. (WSJ)
  • Ex-Chancellor Joel Klein initially opposed NewsCorp’s internal probe but now is leading it. (Times)
  • A look inside Relay graduate school and the movement to improve teacher education programs. (Times)
  • Educators say banning websites, as the DOE did with Google Images, can hurt students. (USA Today)
  • Connecticut aims to reform its teacher pension system by reducing disparities by district. (WSJ)
  • In places other than New York City, budget cuts have taken a toll on summer lunch programs. (WSJ)
  • Schools in Texas faced a new rating system this year that resulted in lower-looking scores. (Times)
  • Florida’s charter schools are getting funding for repairs, but not its district schools. (Orlando Sentinel)

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