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Rise & Shine: Paterson, PEP don’t say much about mayor’s power

  • Governor Paterson says he doesn’t have a firm opinion about mayoral control in NYC. (Post)
  • The Panel for Educational Policy was supposed to be a check on the mayor; it hasn’t been. (Times)
  • Randi Weingarten is trying to bring back a bill calling for a tenure study commission, she says. (Post)
  • A Manhattan Institute scholar says that reforming teacher pay is the key to better schools. (Post)
  • The law that gives an edge to district kids in charter lotteries is causing logistical headaches. (Daily News)
  • Parents in the Bronx say a new principal is out of control. (Riverdale Press)
  • Study: Closing achievement gaps with other countries could net the U.S. $5 billion a day. (Times)
  • Expanding charter schools could be politically tricky, despite high demand. (Wall Street Journal)
  • In Chicago, a quarter of elementary schools are becoming year-round schools. (Chicago Sun-Times)