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Rise & Shine: Widespread panic as senate standstill continues

41 HOURS TO GO:

  • The senate is still at a standstill as the mayoral control deadline nears. (NY1, Daily News 1, 2)
  • Mayor Bloomberg held a press event yesterday to urge the senate to act. (GothamSchools, NY1, Post)
  • Bloomberg used his weekly radio address to push the point. (Staten Island Advance)
  • Even if the senate goes back to work, the mayoral control law could still lapse. (Daily News)
  • The path to reconstitute the old system would be a rocky one, and the city has contingency plans. (Times)
  • Former chancellor Harold Levy says legislators can deal with their concerns later. (Post)
  • Randi Weingarten says the senate needs to give kids stability by extending mayoral control. (Post)
  • “Absent renewal, no one in the system will be accountable to anyone,” the Post warns.

OTHER NEWS FROM NEW YORK CITY:

  • City valedictorians talk about their futures and how they would improve the city schools. (Times)
  • Francis Lewis HS principal Musa Ali Shama speaks out about overcrowding at his school. (Daily News)
  • City Catholic schools outperform public schools on state tests. (Post)
  • PS 20’s principal, Sean Keaton, pleaded not guilty to assaulting one of his teachers. (Daily News)
  • PS 20 students invited Keaton to speak; the Times says problems there stem from a culture clash.
  • A Brooklyn principal is under investigation for collecting pay despite not showing up for school. (Post)
  • The Post breaks down the complaints against teachers currently sitting in the rubber room.
  • An arts high school in Queens had Tony Bennett and Bruce Willis at its graduation. (Post)

AND BEYOND:

  • Long Island principals are planning to protest the short-notice state test schedule change. (Newsday)
  • Jonas Chartock discusses SUNY’s Charter Schools Institute, which he heads. (Albany Times-Union)
  • Boston’s mayor has become a charter school supporter despite strong opposition. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Jay Mathews challenges unions to prove that they can do as well as charter schools. (Washington Post)
  • An audit found that many D.C. charter schools steer special education students away. (Washington Post)
  • A program to help struggling teachers through peer review is growing slowly. (Washington Post)

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