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Rise & Shine: Vetting training consultants is up to city principals

  • City schools spent $97 million last year on unvetted teacher training consultants. (WNYC/Hechinger)
  • Long-troubled Opportunity Charter School won a five-year renewal recommendation. (GothamSchools)
  • Bills that would shield teacher ratings from the public are still on the table in Albany. (GothamSchools)
  • An East Harlem 12-year-old who killed himself had changed schools because of bullying. (Times, Post)
  • Walcott formally asked the UFT to back the city’s right to fire teachers in sex abuse cases. (Daily News)
  • A teacher accused of having sex with a student turned herself in. (SchoolBook, Daily News, Post, NY1)
  • A Queens teacher’s sex abuse charges were increased to include more students. (Daily News, NY1)
  • Chicago is emerging as a new epicenter of national education policy reform and resistance. (Tribune)
  • Two new L.A. advocacy groups endorsed using student test scores in teacher evaluations. (L.A. Times)