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Rise & Shine: Budget fights in Albany, fist fights in Queens

  • State ed chief David Steiner said the state would take years to recover from Gov. Paterson’s cuts. (AP)
  • Paterson’s proposed budget would cost the city schools 8,500 jobs, Joel Klein reiterated. (WNYC)
  • Klein also begged lawmakers for rules that would make it easier for teachers to be fired. (Post)
  • State Sen. Carl Kruger told Klein not to ask for help without taking lawmakers seriously. (Daily News)
  • More than 3,000 charter school parents lobbied lawmakers. (Albany Times-Union, GothamSchools)
  • Gov. Paterson told charter school parents that he’ll continue to push for more charters. (AP)
  • A charter parent advocate argues that charter schools are again getting deeper budget cuts. (Daily News)
  • The principal of JHS 226 in Queens was knocked out while intervening in a student fight. (Post)
  • More on that fourth-grade fight club in Queens: The two teachers say nothing happened. (Daily News)
  • Students at Parkchester’s PS 106 were allowed to move from dingy trailers into the school. (Daily News)
  • Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch likes Harold Ford for Senate, to her brother’s chagrin. (Times)
  • The city’s oldest Catholic school will definitely close in June, the New York Archdiocese said. (NY1)
  • Supporters of abstinence education have been invigorated by the new study showing it can work. (Times)