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Rise & Shine: UFT giving office space to campaigning politicians

  • The UFT is donating office space to the campaign wing of Democrats in the State Senate. (Daily News)
  • A report finds lasting benefits for students picked by small high schools. (GothamSchools, Times, Post)
  • The Post says the report makes it baffling that the teachers union would sue to stop school closures.
  • DFER’s Joe Williams says the report proves that tough fights over school reform are worth it. (Post)
  • The UFT and city have reopened dormant teacher evaluation talks. (GothamSchools, Daily News, WSJ)
  • Recent records show the city often does not get its way when it tries to fire misbehaving teachers. (Post)
  • One teacher who was fired had affairs with two students and gave them drugs and alcohol. (Post)
  • Three students from two elite schools were named finalists in a national science fair. (Post, Daily News)
  • SUNY’s charter school board concluded it cannot block schools because of location concerns. (NY1)
  • SUNY trustees voted to support the DREAM Act to provide financial aid to undocumented students. (NY1)
  • A proposal by a PEP member would make it possible for more students to get bus service. (Daily News)
  • Concerns about a charter school’s planned expansion are percolating in Riverdale. (Riverdale Press)
  • President Obama wants states to make it illegal for students to drop out before they turn 18. (Times)
  • Researchers argue that the cost of enacting that proposal would be borne out by later savings. (Times)

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