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Rise & Shine: Non-money reasons seen for city's layoff stance

  • Mayor Bloomberg’s layoffs motivations aren’t clear, but he must have reasons beyond money. (Times)
  • A judge said the city can bar religious groups from school buildings. (Times, Daily News, Post, WNYC)
  • The city-union fight over teacher evaluations could jeopardize the city’s Race to the Top funding. (NY1)
  • Some students assigned to high schools in the extra round aren’t happy with their matches. (Daily News)
  • The local branch of the NAACP is rallying to support its involvement in the UFT lawsuit. (GothamSchools)
  • The principal of a charter school whose opening is threatened criticizes the NAACP. (Post)
  • The Washington Post calls the NAACP’s decision to enter the closure suit “almost incomprehensible.”
  • A group of young teachers wants peer and student reviews in their evaluations. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • The athletic director at Erasmus HS was arrested for attacking a safety agent there. (Post)
  • Students and advocates protested funding cuts to a relationship abuse course taught in schools. (NY1)
  • A Chicago mentoring program focuses on improving boys’ skills and self-confidence. (Times)
  • Sociology professors say evidence shows students who are obese in school suffer for life. (Times)
  • The federal government has much less funding for school district innovation grants this year. (AP)