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Rise & Shine: Bloomberg: Practical limits to teacher layoffs

  • Mayor Bloomberg won’t actually consider firing 21,000 teachers, for practical reasons. (Daily News)
  • A veteran teacher (and goto source) says he doesn’t see value in seniority layoff protections. (Post)
  • The Panel for Educational Policy will vote on school closure proposals tonight. (WNYC, Daily News)
  • Two dozen people, including City Council members, were arrested during a school closure protest. (NY1)
  • The Parthenon Group report recommended closure as a way to change school demographics. (Post)
  • The city will spend $3 million to renovate Brandeis HS so it can house a new charter school. (Daily News)
  • Republican governors in five states have made ending teacher tenure part of their agenda. (Times)
  • The amount missing from PS 29’s PTA is lower than first reported but still upsetting. (Times, Daily News)
  • A visit to the two-year-old Cinema School in the Bronx reveals a serious school with lots of perks. (WSJ)
  • Funding might be coming through to restore and preserve Erasmus Hall, the city’s oldest school. (WSJ)

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