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Rise & Shine: Oprah Winfrey latest luminary to back Black

  • Oprah Winfrey is the latest bigwig to back Cathie Black’s for chancellor. (Daily News)
  • Mayor Bloomberg formally asked the state to let Black take the job. (GothamSchools, Times, WSJ, NY1)
  • Black has been placing “charmingly informal and maddeningly vague” calls to VIPs. (Times)
  • Several past mayors sent a letter supporting Black as chancellor. (Post)
  • Black released her first statement but won’t be available for interviews for several weeks. (WNYC)
  • The Manhattan Institute’s Marcus Winters offers Black a teachers union primer. (Daily News)
  • In a year when class sizes grew, 31 percent of students are now in classes of 28 or more. (Times)
  • The city cleared most rubber room cases but missed its deadline in 16. (NY1, GothamSchools)
  • Those 16 teachers will return to the classroom as the city-union rubber room deal requires. (Daily News)
  • Students from NEST participated in a national discussion about science education. (NY1)
  • A Long Island district wants to open a drug rehab facility inside a high school. (AP)
  • Two Staten Island councilmen won’t endorse Black without busing changes. (S.I. Advance)
  • Durham, N.C., might use Race to the Top funds to give students iPads. (News & Observer)

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