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Rise & Shine: Chancellor Walcott 'hopeful' layoffs won't happen

  • Chancellor Dennis Walcott said his optimistic nature leaves him hopeful there won’t be layoffs. (Post)
  • The ROTC program at Francis Lewis HS is the nation’s largest, with 15 grads at West Point. (Times)
  • Local NAACP leader Hazel Dukes testified at a Harlem charter school space hearing. (NY1)
  • The DOE’s planned spending on education technology tops $900 million next year. (NY1)
  • Problems with special ed evaluations are being blamed on a new data system, SESIS. (Daily News)
  • A new charter school in the Bronx, Tech International, will give all students computers. (Post)
  • Several Manhattan private schools plan to give iPads to all of their students. (Post)
  • Susan Edelman: Pension costs mean the city is spending more on schools without great results. (Post)
  • Students will get an extra day of summer while teachers prepare. (GothamSchools, Post, NY1, WSJ)
  • A look at the 1916 yearbook from William Bryant High School shows much has not changed. (Post)
  • Stanley Crouch: If Mayor Bloomberg wants a schools legacy, he has to fight the UFT. (Daily News)
  • Tuition at city private schools is up 80 percent in the last 10 years; some now charge $40,000. (WSJ)
  • San Francisco plans to move all special education students in private schools into public ones. (Times)
  • As homeschooling grows up, some families are planning high school completion rituals. (Times)
  • John Marsh: The fight between Diane Ravitch and others misses the point on poverty. (Daily News)
  • The Post praises CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein for targeting community college quality.