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Rise & Shine: Debate on new charter school bill starts today

  • Despite the buzz around charter schools, nationally many of them aren’t that good. (Times)
  • State Senate Dems proposed a bill that would raise the charter cap. (GothamSchools, Post, Daily News)
  • Senators will begin debating the proposed bill in earnest today. (Post)
  • The Post says the bill’s measures to constrain charter schools do not amount to “poison pills.”
  • The Daily News says there should be more charter schools because teachers want to work in them.
  • City charter schools enroll fewer special needs students who require separate classrooms. (Daily News)
  • The UFT’s 630 paid employees include three whose salaries top $200,000. (Post)
  • UFT President Michael Mulgrew appears to have taken to calling Joel Klein Chancellor Numbnuts. (Post)
  • LaGuardia High School could soon get metal detectors after student work was vandalized. (Post)
  • The founding principal of Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School died at 76. (Wall Street Journal)
  • More children qualified for gifted classes even as fewer applied. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, NY1)
  • Six low-income districts had so few children qualify that they won’t open gifted classes. (Daily News)
  • A disabled teacher at a Bronx school perseveres despite health problems and a broken elevator. (Times)
  • Colorado politicians are weighing a bill that would curb teacher tenure protections. (Wall Street Journal)
  • The Times says New Haven’s teacher evaluation plan shows unions and districts can work together.
  • In letters to the editor, Times readers weigh in on how school districts should evaluate teachers.
  • A New Jersey principal is asking parents to get their kids off of social networking websites. (CNN)
  • The Catholic school model of urban education is underappreciated, Samuel Freedman writes. (Times)