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Rise & Shine: The Times says mayoral control changes needed

  • NYU says it’s being generous to offer the city schools 5,500 square feet for pre-K classes (Times,
  • A poll out yesterday had mixed results about Mayor Bloomberg’s school control. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • A Bronx school has raised eyebrows for joining a Manhattan-based network. (Riverdale Press)
  • The Times says “reasonable critics” of mayoral control make good points, but the structure should stay.
  • The UFT and others are upset that teachers’ discretionary funds appear to have been cut. (NY1)
  • An ed reform advocate opines against the Regents’ bid to have more control over charter schools. (Post)
  • A Coney Island charter school that couldn’t find space will open inside a housing project. (Daily News)
  • Ground was broken for the DOE’s first green roof, at PS 6 on the Upper East Side. (Daily News)
  • Day care workers are getting raises owed to them, but the city will cut day care slots to pay. (Daily News)
  • The Post says a bill favored by the Campaign for Better Schools would effectively kill mayoral control.
  • Fixing schools won’t end poverty, and poverty needs to be ended, Errol Louis says. (Daily News)
  • Critics of D.C.’s voucher program were absent as others praised it before Congress. (Washington Post)