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Rise & Shine: Anti-'last in, first out' bill introduced in Albany

  • Republican State Sen. John Flanagan introduced a bill to abolish “last in, first out” layoff rules. (Post)
  • Eighty-five percent of New Yorkers supporting laying off teachers based on merit. (Post)
  • A team of educators wants to open a charter school for pregnant and parenting teens. (Post)
  • The city’s move to rid schools of PCBs will cost $700 million. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News, NY1)
  • Some politicians and parents say the 10-year timeline for the toxin cleanup is too long. (WSJ)
  • The UFT spent $1.4 million on its 50th-anniversary gala last year. (Daily News)
  • Just 14 percent of teachers think the city’s efforts to stem bullying are paying off. (Daily News)
  • Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said the city hurt PS 114 by not replacing its principal. (GS, Daily News)
  • Teachers are learning about school gardens from the New York Botanical Garden. (Daily News)
  • Educators 4 Excellence’s founders want to present their layoff plan to Michael Mulgrew. (Daily News)
  • Blaue Gans’s chef raises money and nutrition awareness for PS 234 and PS 150. (Downtown Express)
  • The teachers fired for hooking up in a classroom are suing the city. (Daily News, Post)
  • Providence, R.I., is moving toward layoffs by sending pink slips to all teachers. (Providence Journal)
  • The consulting firm hired to fix Newark’s schools was founded by N.J. ed chief Chris Cerf. (Star-Ledger)
  • Andrea Peyser says a Pennsylvania teacher was in the right when she lambasted her students. (Post)

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