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Rise & Shine: Big names line up to help push pre-K plan

  • Bill de Blasio launched a lobbying campaign for funding pre-K. (WNYC, News, NY1, WSJ, Times, GS)
  • The mayor-elect noted that his goal was for much of his plan to be in place by next fall. (DNAInfo)
  • Lawmakers are calling on the state to rein in student data-sharing plans. (GS, LoHud, AP, News)
  • Chancellor Walcott says he has no regrets as he prepares to leave office. (GothamSchools)
  • On the next schools chancellor decision, de Blasio will only say it’s coming “soon.” (Capital NY)
  • LoHud edit board: The state’s new auditing power over preschool providers is good news.
  • City Council members and PEP members reflect on Bloomberg’s ed legacy. (Queens Chronicle)
  • NY Post editorial board: Bloomberg right to caution de Blasio about pensions and union relations.
  • A JFK vs. Lehman basketball game ended with the JFK coach’s 600th career win. (Riverdale Press)
  • Forty Staten Island schools are getting beefed-up libraries thanks to Barnes and Noble. (DNAInfo)