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Rise & Shine: State nixes Common Core forums after protests

  • State education officials canceled Common Core forums after protests disrupted one. (AP, Buffalo News)
  • A report finds that city schools offer advanced courses unequally. (Daily News, GS in Brief, Capital NY)
  • Most city charter schools don’t have to follow the state’s new teacher evaluation rules. (Daily News)
  • The city is giving 23 charter schools possibly temporary rights to open or expand in public space. (Post)
  • Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio again said he would review those decisions and others next year. (Post)
  • The principal of P.S. 94 in Queens can’t access most of her school after becoming disabled. (Post)
  • Investigators found that officials at Westinghouse High School illicitly strip-searched a student. (Post)
  • The principals union says a book used at some schools is too racy. (GothamSchools, Post, Daily News)
  • A teacher filed a federal suit alleging discrimination at Brooklyn’s School for International Studies. (Post)
  • Parents at Bryant High School in Queens say the city cleaned up mold only before an inspection. (Post)
  • A Manhattan Institute official makes an argument for Eva Moskowitz to be chancellor. (Daily News)
  • The Post says the difference between Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio on charter schools couldn’t be clearer.
  • School districts adopting tablet computers on their way to online testing have experienced snafus. (WSJ)
  • The tougher new Common Core-aligned GED exam has test-takers and their advocates worried. (Times)
  • A children’s advocacy group is petitioning technology companies to safeguard student data. (Times)
  • The online Common Application, which many colleges use, has been extra glitchy this year. (Times)
  • To get schools to help needier students, Britain will now judge progress over performance. (Guardian)
  • As Texas finally ends spotty No Child Left Behind tutoring, families there are disappointed. (Times)