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Rise & Shine: Parent files legal challenge to Black appointment

On incoming Schools Chancellor Cathie Black:

  • Black gave her first sit-down interview on Friday. (WABC, full video: parts 1 and 2)
  • She said that she’s in “complete alignment” with outgoing chancellor Klein’s views. (Times)
  • Michael Mulgrew on Black’s remarks on tenure: “They’re not telling her all the facts.” (Daily News)
  • A Brooklyn parent sued the state to block Black from becoming chancellor. (Times, NY1)
  • Black’s introduction to the public has come very slowly. (WNYC)
  • Mayor Bloomberg has privately expressed regret over the handling of the roll-out, sources say. (Post)

And in other news:

  • The city let a deal that gave principals subsidies for hiring subs from the ATR pool lapse. (Daily News)
  • More than 20 states are overhauling teacher evaluations, many using Gates-funded research. (Times)
  • The Bronx’s P.S. 35 thanked private donors for replacing the school’s stolen computers. (Daily News)
  • Parents are struggling to help their students who failed state exams last year catch up. (Daily News)
  • Public Advocate de Blasio asked the DOE to help the 109,000 students who failed the tests. (Daily News)
  • Newark schools’ advisory board found the district meets rules for ending state control. (Star-Ledger)
  • Rising pension costs do the most harm to low-income kids, two budget advocates argue. (Daily News)
  • A UWS PTA treasurer accused of theft is also a convicted murderer. (Post)
  • Michelle Rhee has joined the transition team of Florida governer-elect Rick Scott. (Washington Post)
  • Gay teens are 40 percent more likely to be punished at school, a study found. (Washington Post)

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