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Rise & Shine: Paterson to sign mayoral control law today

  • Mayor Bloomberg is expanding his ban on “social promotion.” (Times, Daily News, Post, GS)
  • Yet a research study scrutinizing the ban started in 2004 is still not public. (GothamSchools)
  • Thompson and Bloomberg sparred over who banned social promotion. (GothamSchools)
  • Governor Paterson will sign the renewed, slightly revised mayoral control law today. (NY1)
  • Audits found attendance figures were padded when Bill Thompson ruled Board of Ed. (Post)
  • A bag lady donated hundreds of thousands to Hebrew University. (Daily News)
  • Disabled students get a greater share of physical punishment in American schools. (Times)
  • A school nurse shortage could make a renewed swine flu epidemic in schools scary. (USA Today)