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Rise & Shine: Big chill between city, UFT persists after eval deal

News from New York City:

  • A step forward on evaluations hasn’t mended fences between the city and the UFT. (WSJ, NY1, Post)
  • “Validators,” tried in New Haven, will be a key element in the city’s evaluations. (GothamSchools, Times)
  • More dads seem to be getting involved in local schools, changing the dynamics of some PTAs. (Times)
  • Charter backer Eric Grannis wants to open schools near wife Eva Moskowitz’s new one. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Violating policy, I.S. 392 told low-scoring students they couldn’t take a Regents exam. (Daily News)
  • The city unveiled new policies to screen workers’ pasts. (GS, Times, Post, NY1, Daily News, WSJ)
  • The Post says the move to root out school employees with histories of abuse is too little and too late.
  • A worker at P.S. 754 in the Bronx was fired after investigators found she threatened a student. (Post)
  • A Beach Channel HS teacher was removed after a video showed him confronting a student. (Post)
  • Eagle Academy, a boys school, could get space vacated by a closing Christian school. (Daily News)
  • Churches that were evicted from school buildings held services where they could Sunday. (Daily News)
  • The Daily News: It’s inexplicable why anyone would attack the high-scoring Success Charter Network.
  • Gary Rubinstein: The state’s new evaluation system is so flawed that it might well not last. (Daily News)

And beyond:

  • Across the country, states with new evaluation systems are finding and trying to fix problems. (Times)
  • Michael Winerip: With a new leader, Atlanta’s schools are moving past their cheating scandal. (Times)
  • The Obama administration is seeking new rules to monitor quality in school vending machines. (Times)
  • The Times says that across the country, charter authorizers need to close schools that don’t perform.
  • A single man has built, grown, and defended the charter school sector in Albany. (Times-Union)
  • Connecticut’s governor has proposed requiring teachers to re-earn tenure every five years. (Conn Post)
  • Parents in Chicago say they are feeling shut out, even after the city created an office about them. (Times)
  • Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum took aim at the institution of public education. (Times)
  • Feeling duped, some parents want to back out of a petition to turn their school into a charter. (L.A. Times)
  • The parent trigger is the subject of a forthcoming Hollywood movie, one of several about schools. (Times)

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