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Rise & Shine: Common Core gets Obama nod as worries mount

  • President Obama subtly touted the Common Core standards in Tuesday’s presidential debate. (HuffPo)
  • UFT chief Michael Mulgrew said teachers don’t have what they need for the Common Core. (NY1, WSJ)
  • City officials said the new standards can’t be done better without additional funding. (GothamSchools)
  • A new initiative brings top teachers from city public schools into dialogue with prominent scholars. (WSJ)
  • The city is planning to ask the state for permission to certify teachers on its own. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • Chancellor Walcott said it is not right to call rooms for teachers awaiting trial “rubber rooms.” (Daily News)
  • The Times says the city was wrong to dismiss criticism of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test.
  • Fort Hamilton High School’s new principal stopped fining students for lost schedules. (GothamSchools)
  • The principal of the High School for Language and Diplomacy was arrested for shoplifting. (Daily News)
  • Students at Queens’ M.S. 226 accidentally got pepper-sprayed in their cafeteria. (Daily News, Post, AP)
  • Tennessee is penalizing Nashville after the district blocked a charter school in a wealthy area. (WSJ)

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