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Rise & Shine: Republicans bristling under Bloomberg's appeals

  • Albany Republicans say they’re fed up with Mayor Bloomberg’s “do-or-die” policy appeals. (Daily News)
  • Gov. Cuomo’s education policy path seems to straddle the line between two competing ideologies. (WSJ)
  • A teacher at Sheepshead Bay High School says the new principal made her change grades. (Post)
  • Aspire Prep teachers say they had to “teach” Regents science classes to boost the school’s score. (Post)
  • Juan Gonzalez: Eva Moskowitz says she is overspending, but her network has a surplus. (Daily News)
  • A first set of state audits of preschool special education spending found evidence of fraud. (Times)
  • The state approved the city’s turnaround plans with conditions. (GothamSchools, WSJ, NY1, Post)
  • Districts across the state will spend the summer working to comply with new teacher eval rules. (Lo-Hud)
  • State lawmakers voted to require kindergarten but left other bills on the table. (GothamSchools, Times)
  • The city is still declining to implement a free cell-phone storage system at city schools. (Post)
  • Bloomberg said principals will push teacher ratings on parents. (GothamSchools, NY1, Daily News)
  • A Bronx school bus driver was beaten to death after side-swiping a mirror. (NY1, Post)
  • A collection of P.S. 99 class photos from 1929 to the present reflects changes in Kew Gardens. (Times)
  • The teen caught in crossfire outside Bronx Latin School in 2009 graduated last week. (Daily News)
  • Students from Brooklyn’s J.H.S 292 were thrown out of the 9/11 memorial after defacing it. (Daily News)
  • The first graduating class of a Queens magnet school, from 1982, is reuniting this week. (Daily News)
  • The Daily News says the software-themed school opening this fall augurs a bright future for the city.
  • Michael Goodwin: Catholic schools succeed because their families are committed to education. (Post)
  • Deborah Kenny: The mixture of accountability and freedom explains why charter schools thrive. (WSJ)
  • Budget cuts and scandal are roiling Philadelphia’s longstanding Catholic school community. (Times)
  • Online fundraising for an upstate bus monitor bullied by students has brought in over $550,000. (Times)
  • Students at three Las Vegas high schools capped their “turnaround” year by graduating. (Las Vegas Sun)

Last week on GothamSchools:

  • The newest entrant into Harlem’s fraught charter school political scene has a checkered past. (Friday)
  • The state will carry out erasure analysis to detect cheating on state tests despite a budget cut. (Thursday)
  • Albany lawmakers passed a bill to limit access to teacher evaluations, despite reservations. (Thursday)
  • Lobbying by the tutoring industry got a bill to preserve its market onto Albany’s agenda. (Wednesday)
  • Common Core-aligned test items from the state hit teachers’ inboxes for the first time. (Wednesday)
  • Parent advocates announced a civil-rights complaint about the DOE’s language services. (Wednesday)
  • Several city-produced foreign language exams administered in high schools contained errors. (Tuesday)
  • The city welcomed its latest crop of Teaching Fellows, which is twice the size of last year’s. (Tuesday)
  • Teachers at “turnaround” schools criticized the path that the rehiring process has taken. (Tuesday)
  • The state teachers union opposed a bill meant to help charter schools serve needy students. (Monday)
  • More than 3,500 workers at 24 “turnaround” schools got notice that they had been excessed. (Monday)
  • The state’s top court said public school students are not protected by N.Y.’s human rights law. (Monday)

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