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Rise & Shine: City does away with list of banned test topics

  • The city is doing away with its controversial list of banned test topics. (Post, NY1, SchoolBook)
  • The city withdrew seven turnaround plans. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, Daily News, Post, NY1, WSJ)
  • None of the schools was in Queens, where officials have been protesting. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • A credit rating agency, Moody’s, praised the state’s disbursal of school aid to needy districts. (Post)
  • A school safety agent was removed after he was arrested on charges of rape. (Post, NY1, Daily News)
  • A Queens program for students with autism is modeled after a renowned program at Princeton. (NY1)
  • Thousands of state workers, including school workers, rushed to lock in retirement benefits. (Times)
  • Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School students base year-end projects on their lives. (Daily News)
  • A report shows that a link between college education and lifespan has grown stronger over time. (Times)