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Rise & Shine: Praise for Brooklyn’s New American Academy

  • David Brooks lauds Brooklyn’s New American Academy’s unique model as a “great experiment.” (Times)
  • The new head of a SUNY board with charter school authority is a CUNY professor with qualms. (Post)
  • Bronx Science’s Pi Day celebration included a recitation and a pie-eating contest. (Riverdale Press)
  • Lisa Nielsen, a skeptic in the DOE’s technology office, criticized new social networking rules. (Post)
  • A few dozen teachers protested the New York Post’s treatment of teacher ratings outside its offices. (Post)
  • The Post says the teachers’ protest outside the paper’s office shows teachers don’t care about students.
  • Joel Klein: School choice’s systemic impact is hard to know now but is bound to be good. (Daily News)
  • The new head of the national rugby program is a 20-year English teacher at a city private school. (Times)
  • Debate is raging in Tennessee over a legislative proposal to keep teacher ratings private. (Tennessean)
  • A Brazilian city is outfitting its students with microchips to alert parents about truancy. (AP)