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Rise & Shine: Parents getting murky info on next week’s days off

  • Hundreds of schools that are canceling classes next week aren’t giving parents clear information. (NY1)
  • Lobbying by the tutoring industry got a bill to preserve its market onto Albany’s agenda. (GothamSchools)
  • If a teacher data shield bill doesn’t pass today, some scores could be open to the public this year. (Post)
  • Regents chief Merryl Tisch said a teacher data shield bill needs to get passed this week. (Daily News)
  • Mayor Bloomberg rebuffed concerns about city students who are taking exams in hot classrooms. (NBC)
  • Since the state union came out against a charter school special ed bill, it has stalled in committee. (WSJ)
  • A judge ordered a fired teacher rehired after deciding an arbitrator was too harsh. (Daily NewsPost)
  • A high school administrator was pulled for making lewd comments to students. (PostDaily NewsNY1)
  • Common Core-aligned sample test items from the state hit teachers’ inboxes this week. (GothamSchools)
  • A civil rights complaint says DOE translation services are too thin. (GothamSchools, NY1, SchoolBook)
  • Manhattan students won an innovation award for inventing a spoiled milk-alerting pitcher. (Daily News)
  • In New Jersey, a compromise on teacher tenure rules includes preserving seniority-based layoffs. (WSJ)
  • A suspended L.A. charter school teacher says his test scores should outweigh his behavior. (L.A. Times)
  • To show the high school dropout rate, the College Board put empty desks on the National Mall. (Times)