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Rise & Shine: Charter lobbyist used to work for Sheldon Silver

  • Three charter groups are paying a lobbyist, Patricia Lynch, $15,000 a month to boost their cause. (Post)
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver doesn’t seem to be warming to the charter school bill. (Post)
  • Pro-charter groups and the teachers union are sparring in a series of ads. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • A columnist says the Senate’s move to allow more charters shows democracy is thriving in Albany. (Post)
  • The Post attacks the UFT’s Michael Mulgrew for exaggerating the charter school threat.
  • Charter school advocates and union leaders have one thing in common: big pay checks. (Times Union)
  • The UFT is dealing with disappointment from its own charter schools over a funding freeze. (WSJ)
  • Charles Murray says he likes charters because they offer choice, not because of their test scores. (Times)
  • Another principal was taped pressuring teachers to answer the school’s survey positively. (Daily News)
  • An EPA proposal to reduce some safety standards in schools has drawn fire. (Daily News)
  • A Michigan high school will have President Obama as its graduation speaker. (GothamSchools, Times)
  • Pennsylvania’s state senate is pushing for more oversight of charter schools. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • D.C. officials are pleased by a jump in students’ still-low science test scores. (Washington Post)