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Rise & Shine: Bloomberg defends credibility after layoff threats

  • Even without layoffs, schools and other city agencies are still seeing cuts. (GothamSchools, Times, Post)
  • After threatening layoffs for years not executing them, Mayor Bloomberg defended his credibility. (WSJ)
  • Bloomberg said he wanted to avert teacher layoffs because “last in, first out” rules still apply. (Post)
  • Parents at Shuang Wen school in Chinatown are suing the city to stop investigating it. (NY1, Post)
  • Performance Conservatory HS failed to ensure many potential graduates had met requirements. (NY1)
  • The city school board voted again to approve a long list of charter school co-locations. (GothamSchools)
  • The NAACP’s Hazel Dukes got into loud fights at the board meeting. (GothamSchools, Daily News, Post)
  • The board also voted to turn Khalil Gibran International Academy into a high school only. (AP)
  • A teacher from PS 246 in the Bronx is suing the city, saying her stillbirth was her principal’s fault. (Post)
  • Opinion is mixed on D.C.’s Impact teacher evaluation system, which hasn’t led to many firings. (Times)

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