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Rise & Shine: Some city summer schools are cutting corners

  • Some Bronx summer school programs don’t have licensed teachers or full-length courses. (Post)
  • Recently-opened schools fared worse on the state tests than many older schools. (Daily News)
  • Union leaders Weingarten and Mulgrew took to the pages of the Daily News to decry school closures.
  • Eva Moskowitz: flexibility, not extra money or free space, makes good charter schools. (Post)
  • Texas high school drop-out rates are on the decline, offering signs of hope to policy-makers. (Times)
  • CUNY is developing a new two-year associates degree program to ease students into college. (Times)
  • Kingsborough Community College is already trying to help its new students stay in school. (NY1)
  • Teachers from the School for International Studies say administrators snubbed Arab students. (Post)
  • MS 223’s principal says summer school is worth the cost, even when funds are tight. (DNAinfo)

Last week on GothamSchools:

  • A group of current and retired teachers formed a new union caucus to challenge Unity. (Monday)
  • City physics educators are participating in a new professional development program. (Monday)
  • The city and the state posted small gains on the annual third through eighth grade tests. (Tuesday)
  • Some charter schools showed significant gains on the tests after a tough year. (Wednesday)
  • Turnaround teachers received first instructions on how to return to their jobs. (Wednesday)
  • The DOE’s public affairs director has resigned to become a teacher in Central America. (Thursday)
  • The city’s new special education director promises to make radical changes on the job. (Friday)
  • Mayor Bloomberg said this year’s test results show the need for more charter schools. (Friday)
  • The mayor has appointed three new faces to the Panel for Educational Policy. (Friday)

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