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Rise & Shine: Neglect seen in city middle-class students' scores

News from New York City:

  • NAEP scores for middle-income students in the city fell when poor students’ scores rose. (Daily News)
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said the state should start over on crafting new evaluations. (Post)
  • Mayor Bloomberg: Principals, not a state commission, should pick how to rate teachers. (Politicker NY)
  • Last year’s fight over “last in, first out” rules has caused a rift between Gov. Cuomo and Bloomberg. (Post)
  • The Daily News says a study showing the value of good teachers proves new evaluations are needed.
  • Changing its tune, the city is telling schools that lost federal funds to watch their pennies. (SchoolBook)
  • The City Council will hold a hearing on the city’s unsought Medicaid reimbursements. (Times)
  • State legislators are set to introduce a bill today that would crack down on cyber-bullying. (Post)
  • Churches that have used public school space are finding new homes after a policy change. (WSJ, NY1)
  • Well known musicians teach public school music classes through a 92nd Street Y program. (WSJ)
  • A parent coordinator was fired for faking her daughter’s death to extend her vacation. (Daily News)

And beyond:

  • Michael Winerip: The feds funded a N.J. charter school bid that failed locally, with good reason. (Times)
  • A federal obesity expert said free school breakfasts let some students eat twice each morning. (Post)
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie vowed new efforts to halt a legal requirement for extra aid to poor districts. (WSJ)
  • Interdisciplinary work that mixed math and slavery facts drew fire at an Atlanta school. (Daily News, WSB)
  • The number of Chicago schools signing up for a 7-and-a-half hour day has quadrupled. (Sun-Times)
  • On its 10th birthday, No Child Left Behind has become a symbol of federal overreach in education. (AP)

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