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Rise & Shine: Principals to receive depleted budgets today

  • The DOE’s Marcia Lyles is leaving to head a school district in Delaware. (GothamSchools, News-Journal)
  • The DOE gave $342 million in no-bid contracts in 3 years. (GothamSchools, Daily News, Post, WNYC)
  • School budgets are being cut by 5 percent today. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Daily News, WNYC)
  • Juan Gonzalez asks, why haven’t all city schools been closed because of swine flu? (Daily News)
  • Under pressure, the DOE is issuing new rules about military recruiting in schools. (Times)
  • A state lawmaker is dropping her bid to weaken the autonomy of charter school authorizers. (Post)
  • State Republican leaders say they’ve got Bloomberg’s back on mayoral control. (Post, Daily News)
  • The Daily News says state lawmakers have to preserve “undiluted authority” for the mayor.
  • The Post praises Malcolm Smith’s support for mayoral control, but worries about superintendent power.
  • The Post also commends Suzi Oppenheimer’s move to withdraw her charter school operator bill.
  • A score change small enough to be caused by measurement error can pay off on the SAT. (USA Today)
  • A 17-year court case over Arizona’s classes for children learning English will be decided soon. (Times)
  • Some Los Angeles public schools are raising eyebrows by offering legacy admission. (L.A. Times)