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Rise & Shine: Revised layoff prediction to follow budget sparring

  • The intensifying battle over teacher layoffs could be fueled by revised layoff predictions tomorrow. (WSJ)
  • Chancellor Cathie Black told legislators that proposed budget cuts are unfairly large. (WNYC, NY1)
  • David Steiner said new teacher evaluations will make “last in, first out” worries “moot.” (Daily News)
  • Cathie Black and Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott said the two issues are totally separate. (Post)
  • The founders of Educators 4 Excellence explain their plan for a “last in, first out” alternative. (Daily News)
  • The city is also mulling a plan to freeze the way schools pay for teacher salaries if layoffs happen. (Post)
  • The Post says Steiner’s point is a problem because it doesn’t address this year’s layoffs.
  • A new report says most city charter schools receive more pupil funding. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • Potential mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is currying favor with charter school supporters. (NY1)
  • City union officials were ejected from an Albany restaurant after contesting their check. (Daily News)
  • The city wants to build a school in Kensington, but a private developer wants the space. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Two female students compete on the wrestling team at Brooklyn’s Wingate High School. (Daily News)
  • Michael Goodwin: Asian students’ specialized high school success shouldn’t be ignored. (Daily News)
  • Labor and management from more than 150 districts sought detente in Denver. (Times, WSJ)
  • Arne Duncan appears to have planned to attack “last in, first out” policies in his speech but did not. (Post)
  • The Post says Duncan’s omission proves that the teachers unions control what he says.

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