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Rise & Shine: "Last in, first out" ad war continues with union's

  • 13 elementary schools in the city could lose half their teachers if severe layoffs happen. (Daily News)
  • Parents at PS 65, where half of teachers have less than five years’ experience, fear layoffs. (Post)
  • The UFT is firing back at Mayor Bloomberg with a “last in, first out” ad of its own. (Daily News, NY1)
  • The groups that won increased school aid say Gov. Cuomo is shortchanging the city. (Daily News)
  • Cathie Black’s first six weeks as chancellor have been filled with ups and, mostly, downs. (AP)
  • Harvard professor Ronald Ferguson has kept a low profile studying the racial achievement gap. (Times)
  • The city has stopped letting principals spend school funds on cameras meant for spying. (Daily News)
  • Mayor Bloomberg said schools might stop giving lunch to students who don’t pay. (Post, Daily News)
  • PS 129 in the Bronx was locked down briefly on Friday after two gunmen sought refuge inside. (Post)
  • Minority students continue to be underrepresented at specialized high schools. (GS, Post)
  • Students attended a fair advertising new high schools this weekend. (NY1)
  • The Daily News says college-readiness revelations mean the state must improve Regents exams.
  • Thomas Carroll: Education budgets are secondary to the right priorities, like charter schools. (Post)
  • A city nonprofit that offers low-quality GED prep gets more than $10 million a year in federal aid. (Post)
  • Acceptance letters to private school kindergartens went out on Friday. (WSJ)
  • D.C. officials are finding unexpected uses for the city’s teacher evaluation system. (Washington Post)
  • Jay Mathews: Michelle Rhee’s biggest missteps included picking the wrong battles. (Washington Post)
  • Two years after Detroit’s schools were declared in a state of emergency, the crisis there persists. (WSJ)
  • Some Alabama students have designated today free of profanities — a “no-cussing” day. (Times)
  • The Chicago Tribune says the city’s new mayor will inherit a school system primed for reform.

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