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Rise & Shine: Research points to Race to the Top flaws

  • Critics of Race to the Top say their research reveals its shortcomings. (Politico, Huffington Post)
  • After a late-night meeting at the UFT, Bill Thompson decided to stay in the mayor’s race. (Daily News)
  • Five students are recovering after a car hit them near a Maspeth middle school. (DNAInfo, Daily News)
  • The city is bringing the kindergarten enrollment process online. (GothamSchoolsSchoolbook, NYT)
  • UFT survey: many schools are still waiting for pieces of their Common Core curriculum. (GS in Brief)
  • Raising test scores to Canadian levels would boost the economy, two academics say. (WSJ)
  • Even a lightning strike couldn’t keep one Brooklyn preschool closed for long. (DNAInf0)
  • Like 33 other states, New York is spending less per pupil than before the recession. (GS in Brief)
  • Neighbors pushed back against private Dalton School when it presented plans for an addition. (DNAInfo)
  • State Commissioner John King isn’t exactly endorsing Buffalo’s superintendent. (Buffalo News)
  • Somerville, Mass., is scrubbing new teacher ratings after almost everyone got low scores. (Boston Globe)