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Rise & Shine: Black heads to Albany to fight frightening budget

  • Chancellor Black is set to appear in Albany today to oppose proposed education budget cuts. (NY1)
  • The $580 million in school cuts Gov. Cuomo has proposed are especially deep and divisive. (Times)
  • School funding advocates shouldn’t bother fighting the budget cuts, writes Bill Hammond. (Daily News)
  • A DOE website was letting schools spend funds on sex-help books and cocktail guides. (Daily News)
  • The educators behind Teacher U are opening a freestanding education school. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • Educators 4 Excellence proposed a “last in, first out” reform that mirrors the city’s. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • Achievement First East New York has sent an autistic student at to detention many times. (Daily News)
  • The city’s one-school-per-week PCB testing turned up toxins at an East Harlem building. (NY1, WSJ)
  • President Obama’s budget proposal calls for more Race to the Top funding. (Times, Washington Post)
  • It’s a shame that Teach for America faces a $20 million federal cut, Richard Cohen writes. (Daily News)
  • District and union officials from all over the country, but not New York, are collaborating in Denver. (AP)

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