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Rise & Shine: Unused snow days could find Common Core use

  • Dozens of principals want to use two unused snow makeup days for Common Core training. (Post)
  • Schools that use Core Knowledge, such as P.S. 333, confirm a study validating the curriculum. (NY1)
  • The city is ramping up its anti-truancy campaign with subway ads. (GothamSchoolsPostNY1)
  • New York posted flat scores on the NAEP science test, meant to compare states. (Daily News, Post)
  • Nationally, students posted slight gains on the test but still lag in content knowledge. (WSJ, Times)
  • Two Manhattan schools were evacuated briefly after non-toxic white powder was found. (Daily News)
  • P.S. 41’s green roof is ready, six years after parents raised the idea of gardening there. (The Villager)
  • An advocacy group asked the state to investigate Eva Moskowitz’s Success charter network. (Post)
  • Michael Benjamin: Problems with tests are not new; the new problem is complaining about them. (Post)
  • The Daily News says city small schools’ spots on a national high school ranking proves their value.
  • In a letter, the city’s number-two education official disputes a column criticizing progress reports. (Times)
  • California’s school board is continuing its quest for federal funds without new evaluations. (L.A. Times)
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