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Rise & Shine: Mood in Albany lukewarm on layoff rule changes

  • Not too many lawmakers seem excited about ending seniority layoff protections. (Daily News, NY1)
  • Many of the high schools the city has decided to close met their predicted graduation rates. (Post)
  • The city released a list of 12 new high schools it plans to open this fall. (NY1)
  • School bedbug sightings are up three times over this time last year, including at PS 57. (Post, NY1)
  • The city again delayed collecting unpaid lunch fees but said it would soon. (Daily News, NY1)
  • Chancellor Black: Better tests, not higher cut scores, will boost college readiness. (Daily News)
  • The Post says the state should get credit for releasing the readiness data, bad as it might be.
  • The Daily News says admitting the results is the first step in a process that must end in improvement.
  • The Post also says the new revelations lend support for Mayor Bloomberg’s favored policies.
  • An arbitrator ruled that Michelle Rhee should not have fired 75 teachers in 2008. (Washington Post)
  • U.S. News & World Report is grading teachers’ colleges, and the schools aren’t happy. (Times)
  • Students who did not immigrate legally face consequences after becoming politically active. (Times)

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