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Rise & Shine: City, unions might be nearing deal to avert layoffs

  • City and union officials are considering raiding a health care fund to avert teacher layoffs. (Daily News)
  • University Neighborhood Middle School is one of 100 city schools testing out new standards. (WNYC)
  • Crowding in kindergartens means fewer seats in public school pre-K programs this year. (Times, Post)
  • Local leaders and elected officials are trying to save two Brooklyn day care centers. (Daily News)
  • The NAACP’s supporters are divided over its involvement in the UFT’s school closure lawsuit. (Times)
  • A study by Eva Moskowitz’s charter school network finds no class size bump from co-location. (Post)
  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan signaled that he might lift the mandate that students be proficient by 2014. (Times)
  • Some staff at Staten Island’s IS 49 say a few troublesome students are indicative of deeper issues. (Post)
  • In Canarsie, a second city student lost part of a finger in a schoolyard accident last week. (Daily News)
  • The city will pay $1.6 million to the family of Nicole Suriel, who drowned on a field trip. (Post, NY1)
  • Two city principals say eliminating January Regents exams will hurt low-income students. (Daily News)
  • A city mother who opposes the Christian Right says churches shouldn’t use public school space. (Times)
  • The Daily News criticizes the city for giving students too much unexplained time off from classes.
  • Newcomb, N.Y., is trying to save its school system by recruiting students from abroad. (Times)
  • As he takes over in Chicago, Jean-Claude Brizzard likens the schools to Frankenstein’s monster. (Times)
  • As the Catholic Cardinal Hayes High School tries to avoid closure, its alumni are feuding. (WSJ)