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Rise & Shine: Depending on outlook, grad rate fell, is flat, or rose

  • The city’s graduation rate dropped slightly. (GothamSchools, Times, NY1, Post, Daily News, WSJ, SB)
    Bloomberg used the occasion to take on the UFT. (GothamSchools, Post, WSJ, Politicker, Capital NY)
  • Policy makers were split on how to interpret the rate, which reflects higher standards. (GothamSchools)
  • Statewide, the average graduation rate was steady, but achievement gaps persist. (Albany Times Union)
  • At Bronx Compass High School, teachers work to integrate the arts into science and math. (Daily News)
  • The principal of the Bronx’s I.S. 232 is being investigated for allegedly threatening teachers. (Daily News)
  • Michael Benjamin: Democratic candidates’ criticism of Eva Moskowitz shows that they lack vision. (Post)
  • A handful of parents and staff members started a hunger strike for safe schools in Philadelphia. (Inquirer)
  • An advocacy group offers a critical report about teacher training as programs are ranked. (HuffPo, WSJ)