Rise & Shine: Washington Irving HS enacts lenient grading rules

News from New York City:

  • New grading policies at Washington Irving High School let students who failed classes get credit. (Post)
  • A group of education policy experts is urging New York State to spend more on its schools. (Times)
  • School safety data the state published did not include thousands of incidents city officials reported. (Post)
  • Bad blood between the NAACP and Chancellor Walcott seems to have outlived the NAACP’s suit. (Post)
  • Hundreds of school aides were laid off on Friday. (GothamSchools, TimesDaily News, NY1)
  • Local food growers see opportunity in the upcoming revision of the DOE’s food guidelines. (Crain’s NY)
  • Nonprofit groups are bringing yoga into schools, but without the practice’s spiritual bent. (Times)
  • Since 2009, 20-odd DOE workers have been disciplined for saying or doing off-color things. (Daily News)
  • The principal of the Children’s Workshop School explains how her school went from a C to a B. (Times)
  • The Daily News: Eva Moskowitz’s plan to open a Cobble Hill charter school is a political test for the city.

And beyond:

  • Ed technology companies’ promotional materials rarely mention studies of their effectiveness. (Times)
  • Steve Jobs’ widow is on education reform group boards and is expected to donate to the cause. (WSJ)
  • Michael Winerip: Pearson’s free trips for school officials sometimes straddle the business line. (Times)
  • A profile of ex-DOE deputy John White’s leadership of New Orleans’ charter-dominated schools. (WSJ)
  • D.C. and its union are set to start on a new, potentially less innovative contract. (Washington Examiner)
  • Republican presidential hopefuls don’t share bipartisan consensus about the federal school role. (Times)
  • Los Angeles is retaking control over a high school that is managed by a nonprofit partner. (L.A. Times)
  • D.C. teachers are more often visiting students’ families at home, just as in New York. (Washington Post)
  • Students who stutter are not protected by anti-discrimination laws, and some need the protection. (Times)
  • An advisory firm said the Murdochs should leave NewsCorp’s board but Joel Klein could stay. (Times)
  • Middle school girls seem to like personalizing their school locker space. (Times)

Source: Philissa Cramer

Rise & Shine: Washington Irving HS enacts lenient grading rules

News from New York City: New grading policies at Washington Irving High School let students who failed classes get credit. (Post) A group of education policy experts is urging New York State to spend more on its schools. (Times) School safety data the state published did not include thousands of incidents city officials reported. (Post) … Continue reading

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