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Rise & Shine: Some get budget reprieves, but not the schools

  • The new Democratic head of the State Senate, John Sampson, is a serious mayoral control critic. (Post)
  • A budget deal between the mayor and City Council doesn’t prevent cuts to schools. (Times, Post)
  • The New York Times says Sheldon Silver’s mayoral control bill deserves “quick passage.”
  • The Post calls the mayoral control bill “a ray of hope” in Albany.
  • Community members want a new school in the Highbridge section of the Bronx to be green. (Daily News)
  • An Upper West Side mom with a vendetta against snacks is making everyone else at PS 9 angry. (Times)
  • At a press event with parents, Randi Weingarten praised mayoral control. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • The Board of Education’s 1950s Communist witch hunt cost 378 teachers their jobs. (Times)
  • Some PS 20 parents are standing up for the principal who allegedly attacked a teacher. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • A new mini-golf course in Queens is meant to teach kids about astrophysics. (Times)
  • Schools are exposing kids to art less, a new study finds. (Times, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor)
  • New York State got a B in a national report that graded states’ charter school laws. (Post)
  • Physical education requirements aren’t enough to cut down on obesity in schools. (AP)