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Rise & Shine: Mayoral contenders all competing for UFT support

  • The crowded field of 2013 mayoral contenders has made UFT chief Michael Mulgrew popular. (Times)
  • As state budget talks continue, Gov. Cuomo said he will negotiate on competitive school aid. (NY1)
  • Cuomo’s education budget plan would boost public payments to private schools by 13 percent. (WSJ)
  • A gym teacher at a Brooklyn high school was charged with groping a student. (Post, City RoomNY1)
  • Williamsburg Success wants to reserve one in five seats for English language learners. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • A former New Heights Academy official says the school’s founder engaged in financial misconduct. (Post)
  • A mediator will be assigned to city-union talks over teacher evaluations. (GothamSchools, WSJ, NY1)
  • State education officials named the first member of a team to take on cheating. (GothamSchools, WSJ)
  • The Regents are saving Believe Northside Charter School but will close Believe Southside. (NY1)