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Rise & Shine: No union-district collaboration conference for city

  • The UFT’s Michael Mulgrew pulled the city from a federal union-district collaboration conference. (WSJ)
  • Gov. Cuomo said he is in talks with Mayor Bloomberg about changing seniority layoff rules. (Daily News)
  • State Chancellor Merryl Tisch said the state will craft a new teacher evaluation system this spring. (Post)
  • A team that proposed a charter school for English language learners is trying again. (Daily News)
  • Many PEP members lacked basic knowledge of the schools they voted to close. (Riverdale Press)
  • The UFT filed papers challenging a judge’s ruling allowing teachers’ ratings to be released. (Post)
  • The Daily News says it’s a relief that key officials support changing seniority layoff rules.
  • More city students took and passed AP exams, but their rates still lag nationally. (GS, Post, NY1, WSJ)
  • Nationally, passing rates on AP exams are falling even as more students take them. (WSJ)
  • Kindergarten preregistration portends continued popularity for Manhattan schools. (Downtown Express)
  • The teacher pushed to resign after revealing her sex worker past is making a career of it. (Daily News)
  • Some city parents say they side with Michelle Obama on keeping kids off Facebook. (Daily News)
  • California officials are trying to curb the law that lets parents pick charter conversions. (L.A. Times)
  • Jay Mathews memorializes Harriet Ball, the Houston teacher who inspired KIPP. (Washington Post)

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