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Remainders: No bump for Bloomberg from firing Cathie Black

  • Firing Cathie Black didn’t boost Mayor Bloomberg’s numbers; Walcott’s still unknown. (Metropolis)
  • A rundown of ways to protest teacher layoffs, both online and in the streets, tomorrow. (Insideschools)
  • City Council ed committee chair Robert Jackson: Bloomberg’s budget cuts will be long-lasting. (EdVox)
  • Bel Kaufman, author of the classic teacher-lit “Up the Down Staircase,” is still dancing at 100. (Times)
  • The Democracy Prep charter school once known as Harlem Day got 1,100+ applications. (DNAinfo)
  • Happy first birthday (next week) to the politically charged acronym “LIFO.” (Dana Goldstein)
  • Journalists will meet at Columbia this weekend to talk about how foundations affect reporting. (Russo)
  • Jay Mathews confesses that he finds the battle over common standards to be “a big bore.” (WaPo)
  • Liza Campbell on the exciting arrival of a new film that rebuts “Waiting for ‘Superman.'” (GS Community)
  • More background on the making of the movie, whose premiere is already fully booked. (Ed Notes)
  • A teacher reports an unlikely reason for “finally getting the round of applause.” (Pissed Off Teacher)
  • A DOE instructional coach, Kaitlin Seaver, is Girls Prep Charter School’s new principal. (The Local)
  • Checker Finn says layoffs’ impact on teacher quality, not class size, is the big issue. (Daily News)
  • A city teacher who was recruited last summer is leaving before being laid off. (The Reflective Educator)

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