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Rise & Shine: Feds criticize first round of NCLB waiver apps

  • An initial review of NCLB waivers finds that states didn’t offer steep enough accountability promises. (AP)
  • A report by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio finds problems with CTE schools. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • The city is lobbying Gov. Andrew Cuomo to change the state’s teacher evaluation law. (GS, Post, WSJ)
  • Mayor Bloomberg sighed over a teacher who is earning a salary but not working in a classroom. (Post)
  • A State Senate committee approved a bill to let houses of worship meet in school buildings. (Daily News)
  • A Chelsea mother has emerged as a vocal ally for closing schools, from inside them. (GothamSchools)
  • A Brownsville youth court allows adolescents to avoid jail in favor of restorative justice. (Daily News)
  • The Wall Street Journal praises Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s aggressive school reform plan.
  • Jindal is pushing school vouchers, tenure reform, and charter schools in a speech. (Times-Picayune)