Rise & Shine: State tests are long, filled with product placement

  • The second day of the state’s reading test was so long many students couldn’t finish. (GothamSchools)
  • The test’s reading passages were rife with product names and trademark signs, test-takers said. (Post)
  • Fred Smith: A reason for the test’s length is “field” questions, which have ethical issues. (SchoolBook)
  • Many rules about test security changed this year, but not those around proctoring. (GothamSchools)
  • Councilman Lew Fidler is asking colleagues to support a daily moment of meditation in schools. (Post)
  • Two Long Island teachers were pulled from their classrooms for having relationships with students. (Post)
  • Michelle Rhee fended off more questions about her handling of cheating in D.C. schools. (L.A. Times)