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Rise & Shine: Proposed bill would end layoffs by seniority in NY

  • The city has filed its appeal of last month’s State Supreme Court ruling barring 19 school closures. (Post)
  • State Sen. Ruben Diaz, no fan of Joel Klein, has sponsored a bill to end seniority-based layoffs. (Times)
  • A new strategic plan for state universities includes making teacher training more practical. (Times)
  • Principals of schools that are closing face an especially challenging job. (Village Voice)
  • At schools citywide, parents are being asked to make up for budget cuts with donations. (Village Voice)
  • The curriculum at Manhattan’s Quest to Learn school is deeper than just video games. (Village Voice)
  • Denver’s new work rules could create an “absent teacher reserve” like New York City’s. (Denver Post)
  • Michigan will now evaluate charter schools according to their own past records. (Detroit Free Press)