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Rise & Shine: Mulgrew praises likely chancellor candidates

  • UFT boss Michael Mulgrew said he liked most of the rumored chancellor picks. (GS Blog, Daily News)
  • Meanwhile, teachers at a UFT event said their top concern is getting a new contract. (SchoolBook)
  • The city rushed to clear classrooms last year to meet a tight deadline set by Eva Moskowitz. (DNAinfo)
  • Teachers around the state wore blue for a union-led national “Day of Action” on Monday. (Storify)
  • Top state ed officials head to Brooklyn and the Bronx today to discuss the Common Core. (SchoolBook)
  • Critics question whether private donors influence policy by funding state ed research fellows. (Capital)
  • The city will train 120 teachers in computer coding in the coming years. (GothamSchoolsDaily News)
  • STEM programs around the city teach students in-demand job skills like programming. (Daily News)
  • Parents urged Mayor-elect de Blasio to prioritize a Bronx school district in “crisis.” (GothamSchools)
  • Two schools with nearly the same progress report scores got different grades. (SchoolBook)
  • Former critics of de Blasio’s tax-the-rich pre-K plan have since warmed to the idea. (GothamSchools)
  • That includes AFT boss Randi Weingarten, who said she was “wrong” to critique it. (GothamSchools)
  • After Newtown, some schools have beefed up security, with some staff taking defense classes. (Times)
  • Critics will protest a rule that would require flu vaccinations for all city schoolchildren. (Politicker)