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Rise & Shine: Walcott seen as perhaps excessively laid-back

  • Typically laid-back, Dennis Walcott didn’t take a leading role until Cathie Black foundered. (Times)
  • More than 500 teachers convicted of crimes in the last five years are still in the classroom. (Post)
  • A minority of city charter schools aren’t given public school space and pay rent elsewhere. (Times)
  • Teachers at Queens’ Hillcrest High School are changing instruction to meet new standards. (Times)
  • Fahari Academy Charter School is trying to expel a first-grader with ADHD for minor offenses. (Post)
  • The city has failed to collect $600 million in federal payments for special education. (Post)
  • The school janitors accused of billing the city for hours they didn’t work got top reviews. (Daily News)
  • The mother of a 7-year-old handcuffed in school last year sued the city and won $30,000. (Daily News)
  • On “last in, first out” rules, State Sens. and partners Diane Savino and Jeffrey Klein are split. (Times)
  • The Daily News says the state’s inchoate teacher evaluation plan would protect low-rated teachers.
  • Chicago’s new schools chief, Jean-Claude Brizard, is well-liked until he isn’t anymore. (Sun-Times)
  • Nationally, the need for skilled charter school leaders is outpacing the supply. (Washington Post)
  • The card game bridge is catching on among educators who say it’s stimulating and cerebral. (Times)
  • Randi Weingarten says countries with the best schools revere teachers, not demonize them. (WSJ)
  • A 4-year-old Chicago high school is on probation and is struggling to find a way off of it. (Times)