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Rise & Shine: Brooklyn HS talent show cancelled after fighting

  • A talent show at a Brooklyn high school was cancelled after several participants fought. (Daily News)
  • Some school districts are pushing back against mandates they say are costly without benefits. (Times)
  • A fight between a school aide and former student at IS 278 in Queens caused several injuries. (Post)
  • Dennis Walcott got a waiver and will officially become chancellor Monday. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • Walcott got both open arms and hard questions during his tour yesterday. (WNYC, Daily News)
  • Walcott also said he shares Mayor Bloomberg’s opposition to seniority-based layoffs. (Post)
  • Georgia now has an anti-“last in, first out” law it didn’t actually need. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  • The Post says David Steiner, by resigning, is surrendering in the battle to improve schools.
  • The federal budget deal extends a small school voucher program in Washington, D.C. (Times)
  • Chicago is weighing a property tax increase to stave off layoffs and class size increases. (Times)