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Rise & Shine: Bloomberg, Cuomo fighting over schools budget

  • Schools are at the center of Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Cuomo’s budget deal squabbling. (WSJ, Post)
  • Bloomberg says the budget requires layoffs; Cuomo says there’s actually a schools surplus. (Daily News)
  • The budget deal spared five special education schools in New York City and six others statewide. (NY1)
  • Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky makes a list of 40 New Yorkers under 40. (Crain’s)
  • Both urban and suburban schools in New Jersey have been found to be underfunded. (N.J. Spotlight)
  • The head of America’s Federation for Chess is pushing the game in elementary schools. (USA Today)
  • The second-highest-scoring elementary school in North Carolina will close for budget reasons. (WSJ)