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Rise & Shine: Budget watchdog says just 2,600 layoffs needed

  • The City Council scrutinized the DOE’s proposed operating budget. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • Council members told DOE officials to avoid layoffs and suggested how. (Daily News, Times, GS)
  • The city’s independent budget monitoring office said the city budget requires only 2,600 layoffs. (NY1)
  • The city has ended a contract with a consulting firm found to be embroiled in improprieties. (Daily News)
  • Parents visited the NAACP’s local offices to ask the group to exit the school closure suit. (GS, Post)
  • The head of the United Negro College Fund: The NAACP is wasting its clout on the lawsuit. (Daily News)
  • A substitute is being investigated after a parent made a misconduct accusation. (Riverdale Press)
  • Cami Anderson was officially approved to be Newark’s new schools superintendent. (Star-Ledger)
  • The city’s private Calhoun School has adopted extra-long periods so studies can go in depth. (Times)