Rise & Shine: Were this year’s state test scores inflated? Experts say they’re not convinced

KEEPING SCORE Did this year’s scoring system artificially inflate state English test scores? Some experts say they’re not convinced. Chalkbeat

BREAKING IT DOWN The release of this year’s test scores prompted the usual competing interpretations among policy-makers and advocates. New York Times

SCORE INFLATION Concerns about this year’s scoring call to mind the state’s score inflation “fiasco” in 2006-2009. NY Post

STRUGGLING SCHOOLS Schools deemed “persistently struggling” by the state do not yet know if they’ve made enough progress to avoid receivership this year. Politico

CHARTERS IN DEMAND Editorial: A recent poll found that local parents prefer charter schools, and the schools’ impressive performance on state tests seems to back them up. New York Daily News

MAKING PROGRESS Editorial: Charter schools outperformed district schools on state tests. Nearly 40% of the top 50 scoring schools were charters, up from 12% in 2013. Wall Street Journal

CHOOSING CHARTERS Editorial: Jenny Sedlis, executive director of StudentsFirstNY, says charter schools are improving faster than Renewal schools. The 74

POWER TO SUSPEND Editorial: Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, says rather than banning suspensions for grades K-2, the city should offer schools more training in how to handle children in crisis. New York Daily News

SCHOOL SAFETY Editorial: Only four city schools are now considered “persistently dangerous,” but some critics aren’t buying the stats. NY Post

EAGER APPLICANTS The city’s new Single Shepherd program, which will pair middle and high school students with long-term counselors, was flooded with more than 1,000 applicants for 130 jobs. New York Daily News

SUCCESS SUMMER Success Academy charter schools are sending roughly 175 students to free or low-cost summer programs, creating new opportunities for growth. New York Daily News

RARE FEAT Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Forest Hills, Queens just graduated its entire senior class, the first “limited unscreened” school to do so since 2006. New York Post

STRONG SCHOOLS Editorial: Six former Catholic schools taken over by the nonprofit Partnership School Network are faring well, offering another alternative for parents. NY Post

CROSSING GUARDS WANTED The city is holding a hiring hall Monday morning to attract new school crossing guards. New York Daily News

PROTESTING TEEN Avi Maryles, a student at Staten Island’s I.S. 72, was suspended in June after he tried to protest the lack of air conditioning in his classroom. SchoolBook

INSIDE LOOK The city medical examiner’s office will offer tours to high school students on Tuesday as part of National Forensic Science Week. New York Daily News

SPECIAL MOMS Two upstate moms explain why they created a network to support families of children with special needs. Journal News

FAMILY SUPPORTS The logic and research behind New York’s “community school” experiment. New York Times

FINDING A MATCH New apps match teachers with the schools that best suit them, which could help reduce staff turnover. The 74

CHARTER SCHOOL BAN Editorial: Former New York principal Carol Burris explores the NAACP’s resolution calling for a ban on charter schools. Washington Post

BLACK LIVES MATTER The advocacy group Black Lives Matter has created an education platform that includes, among other things, a moratorium on charter schools. The Atlantic