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Rise & Shine: Reversing policy, city is mandating sex education

  • For the first time in years, all city secondary schools must teach sex ed. (Times, Daily News, NY1, Post)
  • Parents’ early reviews of the policy shift were mixed, with some saying they’ll pull their kids. (Daily News)
  • The city named the outside groups that will manage some struggling schools. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • Buffalo won’t get federal funds for failing schools after the state said its plans were weak. (Buffalo News)
  • The largest 1-year test gain, 17 points, was for a grade at Better Choice Community School. (Daily News)
  • On average, city charter schools saw their test scores rise by slightly more than the city’s overall. (Post)
  • The Wall Street Journal says charter schools’ test scores should give a policy boost to the movement.
  • The Post says the city’s new test scores offer “reasonable grounds for hope for the future” of city schools.
  • But the Daily News says the year’s gains were too small and blames the city’s teachers for the slow pace.
  • A Bronx principal is soliciting his colleagues’ help in an effort to bolster arts education. (GothamSchools)