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Rise & Shine: Glitch in Texas's tests said to make them useless

  • A design flaw in Texas’s tests that exist elsewhere renders them useless, psychometricians say. (Times)
  • Some of the students whose Regents exams were lost this year won’t graduate. (Daily News, WSJ, NY1)
  • New York is among dozens of states that will require documented skills for teaching licenses. (Times)
  • The Daily News criticizes the UFT for a contractual rule that will cut city teachers off from federal bonuses.
  • StudentsFirstNY’s new education director explains why she supports the policies she supports. (Post)
  • A stray bullet killed an honor-roll student in the Bronx in one of several recent shootings. (Post, Times)
  • A teacher who was bored joked about selling his schools’ books online for cash, investigators say. (Post)
  • Mayor Bloomberg said the city would not abandon the schools that won’t undergo turnaround. (NY1)
  • Ex-anchor Campbell Brown: The city’s rules on firing teachers who abuse students must change. (WSJ)
  • A retired professor argues that high schools should not require students to pass algebra classes. (Times)
  • Thousands of people in Hong Kong protested the arrival of the Chinese national curriculum. (Times)
  • Tennessee education officials told Nashville to allow a charter school in a middle-class area. (WSJ)

Last week on GothamSchools:

  • A two-year-old high school that suffered massive scheduling problems is getting a new principal. (Friday)
  • The city was aiming to replace at least half of teachers at turnaround schools, despite its claims. (Friday)
  • City and state officials have very different theories of the challenge needy students present. (Thursday)
  • The city’s meeting of a state education reform commission was short and packed with input. (Thursday)
  • Among those who testifed was a former principal who is now leading an advocacy group. (Thursday)
  • The Children’s Aid Society Charter School is weighing instruction as it constructs its space. (Wednesday)
  • Students created their own guide to the city’s complex high school admissions process. (Wednesday)
  • A judge ruled that the city’s bid to restart “turnaround” at 24 schools did not pass muster. (Tuesday)
  • But first, a principal from a non-turnaround school tried to rally support for the overhauls. (Tuesday)
  • Few regular donors who are interested in education donated to mayoral candidates lately. (Tuesday)
  • After 18 months at NewsCorp, ex-chancellor Joel Klein announced an ed tech business. (Monday)
  • Teachers, parents, and students think their schools are doing better than their test scores say. (Monday)

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