“Talking pointgate,” Day 3:
- Look who else picked up GothamSchools’ UFT-to-City Council question-card story! (NY1, AP)
- The City Council members who got question cards have also received union donations. (Daily News)
- The UFT says it won’t use the tactic again. (Post)
- A Post columnist says the incident shows that the City Council is a “wholly owned subsidiary” of the UFT.
And the news:
- General Electric gave the DOE $13 million for middle school improvement. (NY1)
- The Bloomberg campaign is advertising in parent newsletters for paid high school interns. (Daily News)
- The DOE sent parents a spring-break letter reminding them to serve their kids skim milk. (Post)
- The mayor is threatening to cut agency budgets more if unions don’t make concessions. (Daily News)
- More than 400 families applied for 37 spots at a Fort Greene charter school. (Brooklyn Paper, The Local)
- The Times calls on Arne Duncan to “hold the line” on his reforms when doling out stimulus money.
- The Columbia Spectator takes a look at how mental health issues are taught in the city schools.
- A program that uses retirees as tutors has paid off for kids, a study shows. (Christian Science Monitor)
- The D.C. public schools are promoting themselves with radio, TV, and online ads. (Washington Post)
- Three states are planning to standardize what’s taught in their state college classes. (Times)