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Rise & Shine: Obama backs measure to avert teacher layoffs

  • A state appeals court heard arguments in the union’s school closure suit. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • The Obama administration boosted a $23 billion measure to avoid teacher layoffs. (Washington Post)
  • A Queens charter school will move out of trailers and into a former Catholic school building. (Daily News)
  • Some teachers argue the new teacher evaluation deal will prompt more teaching to tests. (WSJ)
  • Colorado lawmakers passed a bill to count student test scores for half a teacher’s evaluation. (WSJ)
  • Bronx Assemblyman Peter Rivera said he will support the Senate’s version of the charter cap lift. (Post)
  • The former chair of the Assembly Ed Committee explains why he’s now a charter supporter. (Daily News)
  • Queens lawmakers spoke out against drastic cuts to city school budgets. (Queens Chronicle)
  • The Guggenheim Museum will showcase the artwork of city public school students. (Daily News)
  • A school safety officer handcuffed a 9-year-old P.S. 178 student for two hours after a fight. (Daily News)
  • Under a new bill proposed in California, parents of chronically truant students could face jail time. (Times)