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Remainders: Teacher "sick-out" protest closes Madison schools

  • Madison, Wis. cancelled school today after teachers staged a “sick-out” to protest cuts. (Times)
  • The UFT official thrown out of an Albany restaurant complained about its bad service. (Daily Politics)
  • The official, Paul Egan, was implicated in a cheating scandal as a teacher in 2000. (DN, Post)
  • Foes and defenders of the seniority-based layoff system have taken to the airwaves to battle. (City Room)
  • Common Cause said Ed Reform Now’s ad represents an “alarming trend” in politics. (Cap Confidential)
  • In an open letter on education cuts, Gov. Cuomo argued New York should “spend smarter.” (LoHud)
  • Upstate superintendents argued budget cuts hurt small, less affluent districts the most. (WHEC)
  • A Hudson Valley assemblyman called the teachers union “despicable beyond belief.” (State of Politics)
  • A union member says Bloomberg is manufacturing a crisis with his layoff predictions. (Ed in the Apple)
  • New research may point to more accurate ways of diagnosing ADHD. (Inside School Research)
  • The Hebrew Charter School Center hopes to open 20 schools in the next five years. (Forward)
  • Rick Hess says that D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray seems to be scrapping school reform. (EdWeek)
  • But Andy Rotherham says the jury is still out on Gray’s plans for schools. (Eduwonk)
  • Applications for the city’s new high schools are due at the end of this month. (InsideSchools)

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