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Rise & Shine: Pearson's tests face their own high-stakes testing

  • Pearson could face close to $2 million in fines if too many of this year’s test questions are rejected. (NY1)
  • Newark overhauled teacher pay to include merit bonuses and strip automatic pay raises for some. (WSJ)
  • A long-planned parent academy is finally getting underway this year. (GothamSchools, Schoolbook)
  • A teacher who sold soap to students was fined by the city ethics board. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • Under a revamped capital budget plan, the city will repair 100 schools over the next 20 months. (Times)
  • Mayor Bloomberg’s new Super PAC will target, in part, like-minded candidates on school reform. (Times)
  • A Williamsburg high school teacher was arrested after bringing heroin to court for jury duty. (Times)
  • Park Slope parents debated the neighborhood’s proposed rezoning at a parent council meeting. (Times)
  • Families in District 30 are upset that students might have to test again for gifted programs. (Daily News)
  • A new 700-student school in Throgs Neck is intended to ease overcrowding in District 8. (Daily News)
  • Concerns about how school closures affect communities are mounting nationwide. (Education Week)
  • A student who had a short relationship with a teacher is suing the city for $10 million. (Post, Daily News)

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