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Rise & Shine: Low standards seen for passing Regents exams

News from New York City:

  • Michael Winerip: Sub-literate essays can earn passing scores on the state’s Regents exams. (Times)
  • A DOE contract with a company started by a former employee is raising eyebrows. (Daily News)
  • The city is still trying to fire a teacher who retired last year after being found guilty of sex talk. (Post)
  • Parents at P.S. 189 say kindergarteners were allowed to engage in sexual touching in class. (Post)
  • Students from 45 public and private schools participated in a science fair at Grover Cleveland HS. (NY1)
  • Educators and experts say Dominican students’ long absences are culturally bound. (GothamSchools)
  • Parents, students, and activists say they will protest Thursday’s vote on school closures. (Daily News)
  • One of the schools, Samuel Gompers High School, offers vocational training. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • Another school, P.S. 14, would be Staten Island’s first school closure under Mayor Bloomberg. (NY1)
  • The Post blames potential disruptions at Thursday’s PEP meeting on the UFT and Occupy Wall Street.
  • Among three schools opening on Staten Island next year is one set to be zer0-energy. (S.I. Advance)
  • Students earned $250 selling pot-laced brownies to classmates at I.S. 208 in Queens. (Daily News)
  • A columnist notes that Gov. Cuomo first derailed a state deal on teacher evaluations. (Times-Union)
  • The Daily News says Cuomo must insist on a slate of evaluations conditions as his deadline nears.

And elsewhere:

  • Cami Anderson proposal for a New York City-inspired reform plan in Newark is drawing fire. (WSJ)
  • The governor of Connecticut is set to propose more charter schools and more money for them. (WSJ)
  • A Pennsylvania district says it is being put out of business by a “charter school on steroids.” (Times)
  • A reform group that has done “turnarounds” in 19 Chicago schools is earning mixed grades. (Tribune)
  • The backlash against Texas’s high-stakes accountability system appears to be growing steam. (Times)
  • No data support La. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to expand a school voucher program. (Times-Picayune)
  • More on the controversial pro-charter school video that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in. (Times)

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