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Rise & Shine: What a winning pick is worth to the teachers union

  • The UFT may spend in the “high seven figures” in the mayoral race, a Mulgrew profile reports. (Observer)
  • Campaigning in 2001, Bloomberg made headlines when he said he supported prayer in school. (WSJ)
  • The latest bill to change No Child Left Behind would keep tests, but add portfolios and flexibility. (Times)
  • A proposal to de-zone an upper Manhattan district is meeting resistance from parents. (Daily News)
  • Chancellor Walcott sparred with council members at a budget hearing. (GothamSchools, NY1, News)
  • The city expects to spend $1 billion on charter schools next year, a 25 percent hike. (GothamSchools)
  • About 100 rowdy Brooklyn yeshiva students on spring break were kicked off a plane. (Times, Post, AP)
  • StudentsFirst NY’s Glen Weiner chimes in on the city evaluation plan with a ringing endorsement. (Post)
  • As usual, John King took questions from reporters. But in a twist, they were students. (GothamSchools)
  • A student lit a classmate’s hair on fire during a dispute outside of their school in Brooklyn. (Daily News)
  • New Jersey’s education commissioner scratched plans for the state’s first virtual charter schools. (AP)