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Rise & Shine: De Blasio election begins new era for city schools

  • Voters elected Bill de Blasio to was elected mayor in a landslide victory. (Times, WSJ, Daily News, Post)
  • Voters also approved a casino plan that could bring nearly $100 million to city schools. (Times Union)
  • Colorado voters shot down a spending plan to overhaul public school funding. (EdNews, Times)
  • In Harlem, there were mixed feelings about charter schools and voting for de Blasio. (GothamSchools)
  • Rumors are swirling that union head Randi Weingarten wants to be chancellor under de Blasio. (Post)
  • Weingarten has shown interest in the post before, but said she wouldn’t “entertain” the question. (HuffPo)
  • And de Blasio himself dismissed the rumors, saying he hasn’t discussed the idea. (GothamSchools)
  • In Bushwick, voters went with de Blasio despite disagreeing on charter schools. (GothamSchools)
  • At one a school that doubled as a voting site, it was business as usual for teachers. (GothamSchools)
  • The U.S. is one of the few places where more money is spent on schools with affluent students. (Times)
  • A lawsuit says a student at P.S. 51, which moved due to toxins, suffered brain damage. (Village Voice)