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Rise & Shine: State officials are probing alternatives to new GED

  • State officials are so worried about GED changes that they are weighing alternatives. (Crain’s NY, Post)
  • The city will let principals use federal funds to pay for no-longer-required tutoring this year. (SchoolBook)
  • Seven charter schools are vying to open next year in Queens, which so far has few of them. (Daily News)
  • A review of Campbell Brown’s sudden reform fight includes comment from a teacher she pans. (Times)
  • The principal of Manhattan’s ICE, who was censured for having students sleep over, has retired. (Post)
  • After aging out of public school, an autistic 21-year-old is without an outlet for his art. (Daily News)
  • Mayoral candidate Tom Allon says Stuyvesant High’s attention to grades has been toxic. (Daily News)
  • The Post says Cuomo was too quick to take credit for a teacher evaluation bill that hasn’t worked yet.
  • The Daily News compares Cuomo’s approach to N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s and finds Cuomo lacking.
  • The Post praises Gov. Cuomo for vetoing a special education private school funding bill last month.
  • A math group says England’s revised national curriculum emphasizes rote learning too much. (BBC)

Last week on GothamSchools:

  • Space-sharing tensions have cooled at John Jay, but some fears might have come true. (Thursday)
  • A 1958 investigative report casts light on the first time police came to city schools. (Wednesday)
  • Some of the supporters of proposed charter schools include principals who have struggled. (Tuesday)
  • A new coalition aims to use education research to influence mayoral candidates’ platforms. (Tuesday)
  • The city named Jie Zhang, a longtime educator, to head the elite Stuyvesant High School. (Monday)
  • Students at Brooklyn’s P-TECH are spending hours a day in a student-centered math class. (Monday)

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