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Rise & Shine: DOE upping computer consulting budget by 85%

  • The Department of Education plans to spend more on computer consultants next year. (Daily News)
  • CUNY’s community colleges are devoting more resources to students’ academic deficiencies. (Times)
  • Gov. Cuomo said he supports Mayor Bloomberg’s bid to prevent seniority-based layoffs. (WNYC, Post)
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan said layoffs based only on seniority are not good policy. (Times)
  • Members of CB 10 said they oppose a Hebrew-language charter school on ethnic grounds. (Daily News)
  • Principals are distressed about the DOE’s bid to halve their savings. (GothamSchools, WNYC, NY1)
  • City Councilman Dan Garodnick: The city should let principals keep the fruits of prudent budgeting. (Post)
  • The Washington Post says the question of “last in, first out” is separate from broader union rights issues.
  • Staten Island teachers, like their colleagues citywide, are nervously waiting layoff news. (S.I. Advance)
  • A participant in one of the civil rights movement’s first sit-ins visited PS 195 in Queens. (NY1)
  • A risk analyst says there’s no evidence to suggest that classroom exposure to PCBs is dangerous. (Post)
  • Eleven special education schools run by the state face an uncertain future under Cuomo’s budget. (NY1)
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie unveiled his proposal for a new teacher evaluation system yesterday. (WSJ)
  • After Chicago canceled plans to merge two schools, parents and students were left confused. (Times)
  • Tempers are flaring over a bill in California that would require textbooks to promote gay history. (Times)