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Rise & Shine: Bloomberg to tout schools on five-borough tour

  • The mayor will take a farewell tour of the city to promote his achievements this week. (WSJ, Daily News)
  • As part of this legacy boosting, Bloomberg listed 42 education “highlights” on his site. (Mike Bloomberg)
  • The Regents asked for a $1.3 billion budget bump, with $125 million for pre-K. (Capital, GothamSchools)
  • Parent leaders sent de Blasio a list of policy proposals on issues from the PEP to networks. (SchoolBook)
  • A Bronx Regent said the state selectively used data to make a case for the Common Core. (Times Union)
  • As we reported last week, former school official Carmen Farina remains on the chancellor shortlist. (NY1)
  • Citing population shifts, a Bronx lawmaker wants schools to offer halal lunch options. (Bronx Times)
  • Advocate counselors keep close tabs on students at a Brooklyn transfer school. (SchoolBook)
  • A Conn. principal agreed to let students perform “Rent” after they rallied support online. (Times)