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Rise & Shine: City officials vow tougher tenure, fewer teachers

  • The future for city schools is fewer teachers and more technology, Chancellor Klein said. (Post)
  • Mayor Bloomberg vowed to toughen teacher tenure rules. (GothamSchools, Post, Daily News, NY1, WSJ)
  • The Post says the fight to implement Bloomberg’s proposed policies will be hard but necessary.
  • A new Gates Foundation initiative aims to boost college graduation rates in New York. (GothamSchools)
  • The college-readiness initiative will fund a new computer-themed high school. (WNYC, Post)
  • City Council members grilled city officials over lower state test scores. (WNYC)
  • President Obama called again for a longer school year and tougher tenure laws. (L.A. Times)
  • Many city parents support Obama’s call for a longer school year, but not students. (Daily News)
  • A volunteer football coach at Boys and Girls HS was fired after mooning fans. (ESPN)
  • The PS 70 teacher suspended after revealing her sex worker past never hid her story. (Post, Daily News)
  • The Daily News says public school tenure is why Obama finds his children’s private school better.
  • Some say a Los Angeles teacher who killed himself was upset about his value-added score. (L.A. Times)
  • Brockton High School in Massachusetts dispels the myth that only small schools can improve. (Times)