Rise & Shine: State tests don't stand up to Daily News analysis


  • Charter school operator Eva Moskowitz wants to open three new schools next year. (Post)
  • The Daily News analyzed several years’ state math tests and found that they have gotten easier.
  • Comptroller Thompson refused the DOE’s deal with an expensive supplies vendor. (Daily News)
  • Most schools where kids are being paid for their grades saw higher-than-average test score gains. (Post)
  • Sheldon Silver says he’d consider fixed terms for school board members. (Downtown Express)
  • A professor who influenced Joel Klein’s reforms says the chancellor is doing a good job. (Daily News)
  • Mayor Bloomberg made sure there was a possibility of a gifted program in every district. (Post)
  • At one of the new selective schools the mayor opened, everyone studies Latin. (Post)
  • Many city schools, public and private, require students to volunteer before they graduate. (Daily News)
  • A nonprofit squash program helps keep some city kids on the path to college. (Times)


  • The Syracuse Post-Standard says the state comptroller should be able to audit charter schools.
  • Jay Mathews’ new list ranks schools where many kids take, but don’t pass, AP tests. (Washington Post)
  • Bob Herbert writes about a KIPP school in North Carolina, where every senior is going to college. (Times)
  • From mayoral-control-bound Nashville, a report on mayoral control’s mixed effects. (The Tennessean)
  • Houston is looking for a superintendent like Joel Klein. (Houston Chronicle)
  • Former NYC chancellor Harold Levy has five ideas to make colleges and universities better. (Times)
  • An Ohio school district cancelled graduation after most students were involved in a cheating ring. (AP)
  • A $100 personal computer lets students work independently in class. (Christian Science Monitor)