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Rise & Shine: Frantic rush to land school seats before first day

  • Families crowded registration centers yesterday as they frantically tried to find school seats. (Daily News)
  • Another new poll focuses on Chancellor Walcott’s approval rating and finds it middling. (NY1)
  • In an interview, Walcott again emphasized that he wants civility and community buy-in. (Times)
  • The principal of Boys and Girls High School hopes this is the year that it finally improves. (Daily News)
  • Parents at two Brooklyn schools are suing to stop co-locations that have already started. (Daily News)
  • City teachers all got training on new Common Core curriculum standards. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • Many also got training on the teacher evaluation model, Danielson, that the city favors. (GothamSchools)
  • The city’s school numbering system started out systematic but soon became almost random. (Times)
  • Advocates want the city to hasten testing schools for toxins. (GothamSchools, Daily News, NY1, WNYC)
  • A top DOE official said, as he has before, that the state should pay for test monitoring. (Daily News)
  • An economist and testing critic says safeguards aren’t enough to stop cheating on tests. (Daily News)
  • The city officially got federal funds to help it improve struggling schools. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • The Daily News calls Comptroller John Liu’s recent ATR audit, which criticized the city, “disingenuous.”
  • Private donors pulled out of Philadelphia’s schools chief’s buyout, leaving the city on the hook. (Inquirer)
  • Atlanta’s former schools chief, Beverly Hall, says there was no culture of cheating under her. (Times)