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Rise & Shine: Most teachers used ARIS for just an hour last year

  • A study by NYU researchers found that most city teachers used ARIS for only an hour last year. (WSJ)
  • In multiple cases, the Department of Education kept paying teachers who stopped showing up. (Post)
  • The state is considering adopting tests just for schools like PTECH that include college courses. (Times)
  • A Queens high school principal resigned after being found to have said offensive things. (Post, NY1)
  • Mayor Bloomberg: The city’s attempt to eliminate teacher “rubber rooms” did not succeed. (Daily News)
  • Students of color at elite private schools say they remain on the margins even after admission. (Times)
  • Eva Moskowitz: The latest progress reports show that school choice in Harlem is good for many. (WSJ)
  • The name of East Side School for Social Action, on the Upper East Side, has some locals worried. (Post)
  • A mother says her twin daughters’ test score decline can’t be blamed on anything but the tests. (Times)
  • Agriculture students from John Bowne High School are competing in a national contest. (Daily News)
  • An anti-abortion rights group’s poll found that half of city parents don’t want Plan B in schools. (Post)
  • Thomas Friedman: Race to the Top is one way the Obama administration is driving innovation. (Times)
  • Across the state, the Common Core is starting to have a real impact on what is being taught. (AP)

Last week on GothamSchools:

  • The Success Academy Charter Network is funding a master’s degree program for its teachers. (Friday)
  • Some South Bronx parents say their district’s schools are so bad that more should be closed. (Friday)
  • The UFT said the city should not be able to certify teachers because it has driven many out. (Thursday)
  • Manhattan’s High School of Graphic Communication Arts is in crisis, staff members say. (Thursday)
  • Chancellor Walcott announced some next steps on parent engagement plans set last year. (Wednesday)
  • A teacher group released a report that argues for changes to mayoral control in 2015. (Wednesday)
  • The city Department of Education wants the state to allow it to certify teachers on its own. (Tuesday)
  • The city, state, and UFT disagree about what’s needed for the Common Core rollout to work. (Tuesday)
  • Fort Hamilton High School’s new principal stopped fining students for lost schedules. (Tuesday)
  • Among changes to this spring’s Common Core-aligned tests include no more listening section. (Monday)
  • A Nobel prize in economics went to the designer of the city’s high school admissions process. (Monday)