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Rise & Shine: 9 in 10 city schools have awarded rare U-ratings

  • Ninety percent of schools have given unsatisfactory ratings to teachers in the last eight years. (WSJ)
  • A longshot mayoral candidate with an education focus has dropped out of the race. (GothamSchools)
  • Yet another state audit of a preschool special education provider found inappropriate spending. (Times)
  • Chancellor Walcott said the state-recommended war stories for third-graders are appropriate. (Post)
  • The state and city teachers unions play a significant role in elections. (GothamSchools/Hechinger)
  • The city moved the family of the Bronx Science student with one of the world’s worst commutes. (Post)
  • Parents at P.S. 132 in the Bronx are unsettled by their principal’s leading role in a violent movie. (Post)
  • Cars often speed near schools, and the city has a plan to slow them down. (SchoolBook, DNAInfo)
  • In Minneapolis, 99 percent of teachers earned bonuses in a merit pay program. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
  • A study found growing use of “ability grouping,” which some call a softer form of tracking. (USA Today)

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