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Rise & Shine: Few teachers receive low marks on evaluations

On teacher evaluations:

  • N.Y. teachers got high marks. (GothamSchools, WSJ, Albany TU, Democrat & Chron, Buffalo News)
  • Some questioned the value of evaluations after seeing few teachers received low ratings. (Journal News)
  • Responding to the data, advocacy groups took familiar stances on the controversial plans. (Capital NY)
  • All teachers received top ratings — “highly effective” and “effective” — in a Long Island district.(Newsday)
  • The Post mocks the gap between teachers and students as the result of an “anti-Lake Wobegone” effect.
  • The Daily News calls the first-year results of the evaluations “disastrous” and “a destructive mockery.”

On everything else:

  • The Indiana schools chief sued the state’s board for violating open meeting laws. (Chalkbeat IN)
  • Education groups want Arne Duncan to crack down on states seeking a NCLB waiver. (EdWeek)
  • Schools damaged by Sandy a year later have hired companies to act as human fire alarms. (NY1)
  • Brooklyn’s Major Owens, an education advocate in Congress for two dozen years, has died. (NYTimes)
  • Commissioner John King will tour Harlem schools with a top Democratic lawmaker. (GothamSchools)

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