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Rise & Shine: City rejects conditions of union bid to avert layoffs

  • The city rejected union leaders offer of layoff-averting funds, criticizing the conditions. (Times, WSJ)
  • A Brooklyn school told eighth-graders to skip the last week and the principal didn’t know. (Daily News)
  • A report by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says layoffs could have long-lasting effects for the city. (NY1)
  • The city could be on the hook for $40 million because of special ed delays, de Blasio said. (Daily News)
  • Two advocacy groups are suing the DOE for not responding to FOIL requests. (Daily News, NY1)
  • PS 51, where construction is causing health complaints, is moving temporarily. (Post, NY1, Daily News)
  • Far Rockaway High School is holding its final graduation ceremony ever on Monday. (Daily News)
  • Geoffrey Canada spoke at the first high school graduation ceremony for Riker’s Island inmates. (WNYC)
  • Cancer patient Laura Rodriguez received a Regents diploma yesterday from her hospital bed. (NY1)
  • The city is seeking homes for two Brooklyn daycares so a charter school can move in. (Daily News)
  • An MS 126 student won an essay contest by writing about his twin brother. (Downtown Express)
  • The Post says the timeline and structure of the UFT and NAACP’s lawsuit are simply meant to disrupt.
  • The Daily News says the city teachers union is obscuring information about teacher pension costs.
  • Joel Klein and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush argue in favor of national common standards. (WSJ)
  • Chicago’s schools chief, Jean-Claude Brizard, wants teachers to make home visits. (Chicago Tribune)
  • The head of the House education committee said he wants to curb flexibility on NCLB rules. (Times)

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