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Rise & Shine: In a rarity, Regents exam pass rates fall citywide

  • Pass rates on city Regents exams dropped for the first time in years on four of five required tests. (Post)
  • But at Brownsville Academy High School, Regents scores have risen sharply in recent years. (Post)
  • A city councilman is calling for a full moratorium on charter schools, citing costs. (GothamSchools 1, 2)
  • Parents are upset after mold was detected at Sandy-damaged P.S./M.S. 114 in Queens. (Daily News)
  • The New York Times says the city’s new evaluation system is an advance but will likely need revisions.
  • Teachers have been told little about Student Learning Objectives, required for most. (GothamSchools)
  • A fire forced the evacuation of Brooklyn’s Satellite West Middle School on Wednesday. (NY1)
  • Parents and teachers say student behavior is out of control at P.S./I.S. 137 in Brooklyn. (Daily News)
  • A teacher at Brooklyn’s P.S. 233 put off a lung transplant to prep students for state tests. (Daily News)
  • A former tutor pleaded guilty to over-billing the Department of Education for his services. (Post)
  • A former New York City principal is being promoted to oversee Los Angeles’s schools. (L.A. Times)
  • A competing bill to change No Child Left Behind from Republicans includes fewer mandates. (Times)