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Rise & Shine: Some call Common Core too tough in kindergarten

  • The Common Core standards’ tougher tasks for kindergarteners are inducing anxiety in some. (Post)
  • A man who was removed from the classroom in the late 1990s is still in the rubber room today. (Post)
  • High school decision letters, delayed by Sandy, won’t come until private school tuition is due. (WSJ, NY1)
  • Even as they are under pressure to serve healthier food, schools are buying more pizza than ever. (Post)
  • The city plans to open new schools inside two large Queens high schools it failed to close. (Daily News)
  • Parents and children are still under pressure as the city’s school bus strike enters its third week. (WSJ)
  • Mayor Bloomberg brokered a bus strike talk for today that he won’t attend. (Post, WSJ, SchoolBook)
  • A plan to have students with disabilities ride buses with other students is raising concern. (Daily News)
  • Seniority rights, whose intended end prompted the strike, are important in bus drivers’ culture. (Times)
  • In court, a 9-year-old confronted the former P.S. 87 teacher’s aide charged with abusing him. (Post)
  • A Memphis educator accused of running a teacher certification fraud ring rejected a plea deal. (Times)
  • Manhattan’s private Ideal School is set to launch a student-created Civil Rights Museum. (Daily News)

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