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Rise & Shine: Top education officials get informal evaluations

  • Education officials under Bloomberg aren’t formally evaluated, a common practice elsewhere. (WSJ)
  • Officials are reviewing the McGraw-Hill grading contract as more issues have surfaced. (GothamSchools)
  • The state legislature passed a bill requiring audits for all special education pre-k contractors. (Times)
  • It’s harder to fire teachers found to have behaved inappropriately than other city employees. (Daily News)
  • Students who are also inmates at the city’s main jail complex, celebrated their graduation. (NY1)
  • Former State Sen. Craig Johnson will fundraise for Democrats for Education Reform. (GothamSchools)
  • Arne Duncan told a room full of editors that Common Core critics were spreading misinformation. (WaPo)
  • Comptroller and candidate John Liu wants to fund early childhood for 3-year-olds. (GothamSchools)
  • A former education department deputy will head a struggling Bronx high school. (GothamSchools)
  • City investigators are looking into the drowning death of a Brooklyn high school student. (NYPost)
  • A charter school founder and his inaugural class celebrated high school graduation. (GothamSchools)
  • The city will offer free summer meals to low-income students at 1,000 sites starting Thursday. (AP)