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Rise & Shine: State wants millions to create tests in Spanish

  • The state education department is requesting $9.5 million to create exams for English learners. (Capital)
  • Philanthropies say de Blasio needs to focus on literacy, Common Core. (GothamSchools, WNYC, NY1)
  • Many teachers are still waiting for new Common Core-aligned curricula to be completed. (Capital)
  • During that talk, Shael Polakow-Suransky said the city could pay for CUNY apps. (GothamSchools)
  • Educators say new rules about accessing SESIS haven’t addressed persistent flaws. (GothamSchools)
  • Manhattan’s District 2 has maintained local priorities for many of the city’s top schools. (WNYC)
  • Politicians have already decided whom a future Upper West Side school should be named for. (DNAInfo)
  • Student reporters from Curtis High School reveal more about a leaked benchmark exam. (Daily News)
  • “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons is judging a pie contest at fundraiser for Brooklyn’s P.S. 29. (DNAInfo)
  • In Philadelphia schools, poverty is both deep and widespread, adding to the overall crisis. (NPR)