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Rise & Shine: Half of Chelsea seniors retaking classes online

Cathie Black report:

  • If Black isn’t approved, no one else will want to be chancellor, Mayor Bloomberg said. (Post)
  • Tension with Bloomberg might have caused Joel Klein to resign, insiders say. (Daily News)
  • The Bloomberg administration’s lack of prepared supporters for Black was atypical. (City Hall)
  • David Steiner has convened an advisory panel on Black’s waiver. (GothamSchools, WSJ, NY1)
  • Several members of the panel have worked for Bloomberg in the past. (Times, Daily News)
  • Black approved significant — and some say profligate — perks for Coke executives. (Daily News)
  • If appointed, Black will start her tenure by cutting costs. (Post)
  • The Daily News says Black should be appointed to keep mayoral control meaningful.
  • Bob Herbert says Black’s appointment is a sign of what’s wrong with American education. (Times)

In other news:

  • Chelsea HS is letting students retake failed classes online so they can graduate. (WNYC)
  • At the New American Academy, teachers will stay with students for six years. (Daily News)
  • The city filed a new memorandum in favor of releasing teachers’ value-added scores. (Post)
  • Parents from five Brownstone Brooklyn schools protested against the scores’ release. (NY1)
  • Like most places, Chicago hasn’t figured out how to make struggling schools better. (Times)
  • The common characteristic in charter school research is flawed methodology. (WSJ)

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