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Rise & Shine: City wants more money for DOE's central offices

  • The city wants a 7 percent more funding for central Department of Education offices. (Daily News)
  • Because the city will take back half of principals’ saving, many principals are spending wildly now. (Post)
  • The teacher evals standstill could mean that $20 million spent on failing schools was squandered. (Post)
  • The city is still lagging in completing special ed evaluations whose delay could be costly. (Daily News)
  • Michael Goodwin: More and more teachers are coming to me with tales of social promotion. (Post)
  • The state said a teacher who says he was fired because of his disability might have a case. (Post)
  • Coney Island parents are suing to stop the city from opening a charter school at IS 303. (Daily News)
  • Los Angeles teachers voted to accept a temporary pay cut in order to avert layoffs. (L.A. Times)
  • A Stuyvesant HS sophomore was killed when a car hit the bicycle she was riding, in Bensonhurst. (Post)
  • Seniors at Francis Lewis HS are headed to college, work, the military, and great things. (Daily News)
  • A janitor at Boys & Girls HS forced local soccer coaches to pay him for field time, investigators say. (Post)
  • The UFT and NAACP want school closure and charter school plans stopped now. (GothamSchools)
  • The NAACP is taking a somewhat more active role in local school policy fights than ever before. (NY1)
  • State Sen. Eric Adams voted to increase charter schools but this year is suing to stop their growth. (Post)
  • The Post says low attendance at the NAACP rally shows that its lawsuit involvement has little support.
  • Stanley Crouch: The lawsuit shows the NAACP “has fallen” since its civil rights heyday. (Daily News)
  • Montgomery County, Md., has innovative teacher discipline policy but no Race to the Top funds. (Times)
  • John Merrow: Whether you love or hate Joel Klein, you have to marvel at his influence. (Daily News)
  • Class tension is on full view as Indian private schools must fill 1 in 4 seats with poor students. (WSJ)
  • By this fall, six city schools will have French dual-language programs, thanks to a nonprofit. (WSJ)
  • The closing of Brother Rice HS underscores the rapid disappearance of Catholic schools. (Times)

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