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Rise & Shine: Bloomberg assails increases in teacher salaries

  • Mayor Bloomberg indicated that teacher salaries are a main target in union negotiations. (Post)
  • Layoffs would likely cause the city to lose young teachers full of idealism. (Times)
  • Public Advocate Bill de Blasio launched a website where parents can lobby against layoffs. (Daily News)
  • The DOE gave 23 new schools with low enrollment $236,000 in extra funds to close budget gaps. (Post)
  • After the election debacle, officials want more oversight of parent councils. (GS, NY1, Daily News)
  • School overcrowding is most acute in some neighborhoods of Queens. (Times, Daily News)
  • Louisiana’s top schools official, Paul Pastorek, is leaving for the aerospace industry. (Times-Picayune)
  • President Obama will give the graduation address at Booker T. Washington HS in Memphis, Tenn. (AP)
  • The Times says N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s threat to reject court rulings on school funding is irresponsible.
  • Schools are eliminating senior superlatives because of possible long-term impact on recipients. (WSJ)