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Rise & Shine: Mayoral candidates make their pitch to the UFT

  • The UFT was a campaign stop. (GothamSchools, Times, Post, Daily News, AP, CapitalNY, SchoolBook)
    UFT chief Michael Mulgrew wants a “truth commission” to check Bloomberg’s education claims. (Times)
  • Pearson made another mistake. (GothamSchools, Post, Times, Daily News, NY1, SchoolBook, WSJ)
  • The Daily News insinuates that city officials are as guilty as Pearson for giving it a second chance.
  • The Post says Pearson and Christine Quinn’s “political meddling” are both threats to gifted programs.
  • A Manhattan principal was accused for a second time of falsifying evidence against a teacher. (Post)
  • Education policy heavyweights discussed recent reforms, with some criticizing them. (GothamSchools)
  • Chancellor Walcott defended the ban on butter in city school cafeterias on health grounds. (Daily News)
  • Some neighbors in Bayside, Queens, are complaining about a plan to build a new school. (CBS NY)
  • A retired teacher says those looking for science success in high schools have examples locally. (Post)
  • More wealthy Chinese families are sending children to private high schools in New York City. (Times)
  • A panel voted to build a new school on Sandy Hook Elementary’s site, but not all agree. (Times, WSJ)
  • A group that opposes vouchers and the growth of charter schools wields influence in Texas. (Times)
  • Two education professors argue that poverty’s “opportunity gap” must be addressed. (Daily News)

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