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Rise & Shine: Plan to save teachers from layoffs falters

  • Unions are divided over a plan to avert layoffs. (GothamSchools, Crain’s NY, Daily News, Times, WSJ)
  • A watchdog group says the plan is nothing more than a “fiscal gimmick.” (Citizens Budget Commission)
  • A New Jersey school district is set to limit homework to 10 minutes and ban weekend projects. (Times)
  • A Harlem senior endures tragedy after tragedy to earn full college scholarship next year. (Daily News)
  • For the second day in a row, union masses gathered downtown to protest budget cuts. (NY1)
  • At a town hall Q&A, Walcott ducked the hard balls to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. (GothamSchools)
  • The city defends a plan to move Tribeca students into Chinatown school. (DNA Info)
  • After Jaime Oliver criticized L.A. schools for too much flavored milk, the district banned it. (HuffPo)
  • Chicago’s school board voted to rescind a planned 4 percent raise for teachers. (WSJ)
  • A school yard billboard about the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards was defaced (Carroll Gardens Patch)
  • Joe Williams: The NAACP/UFT lawsuit has put Bloomberg’s education legacy on the line. (Post)
  • The Post backs Williams up, saying Bloomberg would prove himself by ending “last in, first out” layoffs.