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Rise & Shine: N.Y. among few states still using student database

  • Just three states originally billed as participants in the InBloom student database are still in. (Reuters)
  • Schools and districts find it easier to raise high-need students’ scores in math than in reading. (Times)
  • At schools that are phasing out, courses and programs dwindle as the student body does. (SchoolBook)
  • Testimony starts today in the process that will yield a teacher evaluation system. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • Principals have been training this spring for new evaluations, and teachers come next. (SchoolBook)
  • Bob McManus: If the UFT ultimately threatens to sue, state ed chief John King did the right thing. (Post)
  • The New York Times endorses recommendations of a new report on curbing suspensions in city schools.
  • Mayoral hopeful Sal Albanese, a former teacher, says he is his own education advisor. (GothamSchools)
  • The head of Educators 4 Excellence-NY lists what he says city teachers want from the next mayor. (Post)
  • Eva Moskowitz: Charter school critics know this is their last chance to slow the schools. (Daily News)
  • The State University of New York system will put some classes online through Coursera. (Times, AP)
  • Los Angeles is pairing students with disabilities with non-disabled peers on the basketball court. (WSJ)

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