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Rise & Shine: NYTimes suggests UFT contract concessions

  • The Times says Bill de Blasio should diminish seniority benefits for teachers in exchange for raises.
  • Most state voters say they back de Blasio’s call to raise top earners’ city taxes to pay for pre-K. (Reuters)
  • A Bronx charter school that spends 15 percent of its budget on rent could augur the city’s future. (Times)
  • The city’s bid not to require bubble tests in some schools got state approval. (Daily News, GS in Brief)
  • More generally, the standardized tests that de Blasio wants to deemphasizes aren’t in his control. (NY1)
  • The Daily News says Common Core advocates should pressure de Blasio to support the new standards.
  • Citizens of the World Charter School now has just a week to enroll more students or risk closing. (WSJ)
  • Ex-city chancellor Rudy Crew is aggressively networking as he heads Medgar Evers College. (Times)
  • Across the country, a push is underway to diversify enrollment in Advanced Placement classes. (Times)
  • A summer program sends city students on adventures near and far to prepare them for college. (NY1)
  • A mother says her son was hurt last month by his teacher at Harlem’s troubled P.S. 194. (Daily News)
  • Deaf students at P.S. 347, the American Sign Language and English School, learn music visually. (NY1)
  • As we reported earlier this year, New York is among six cities to pool school food buying power. (Times)
  • A student who overcame steep odds to thrive in high school recently got help to return to college. (Times)
  • In Texas, efforts to boost Latino students’ performance include calming fears of deportation. (Times)