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Rise & Shine: Cuomo now involved in city's evaluations talks

On teacher evaluations:

  • Gov. Cuomo has held summits between the city and UFT in their teacher evaluation talks. (Daily News)
  • Cuomo says he’s confident that an evaluations deal will be struck statewide before Thursday. (AP)
  • Two days before that statewide deadline, Cuomo explained his next steps if it is missed. (NY1)
  • The Post says even new evaluations are unlikely to overcome union opposition to firing more teachers.

On everything else:

  • A large majority of affluent foreign-born parents living in the city send their kids to public school. (Times)
  • The city still has not finalized details about how it plans to “turn around” 33 schools. (GothamSchools)
  • The UFT lost a fight to keep teachers’ ratings secret. (GothamSchools, NY1, Post, DN, WSJ, SchoolBook)
  • A community uprising is underway against the principal of Queens’ Martin Van Buren HS. (Daily News)
  • A judge ruled that a city teacher was unlawfully removed because of her union activity. (Daily News)
  • City students lobbied in Albany for the DREAM Act to aid undocumented students. (Daily News, NY1)
  • Actress Susan Sarandon is leading an initiative to bring table tennis to city middle schools. (WSJ)
  • Brooklyn Technical High School barred all homemade baked goods from the building. (GothamSchools)
  • A parent who has entered the lottery for Williamsburg Success charter academy explains why. (Post)
  • The private Brearley School is ending a yearly tradition after “unruly behavior” left a girl injured. (Times)
  • The Obama administration is proposing $5 billion in competitive grants to boost teaching. (Times, WSJ)

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