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Rise & Shine: De Blasio holds major lead, while UFT digs in

  • Bill de Blasio has a commanding lead in the Democratic primary, though a run-off is still possible. (Times)
  • For now, the teachers union, which backed Bill Thompson, is standing behind its pick. (WNYC)
  • Republican Joe Lhota won his primary and will face whoever emerges among the Democrats. (Times)
  • Study: Students of teachers from Teach for America showed more growth. (GothamSchools, Politico)
  • Diane Ravitch’s education activism has attracted a loyal following, as well as many critics. (Times)
  • It was a bumpy start to the year at one of the city’s few remaining large high schools. (GothamSchools)
  • A former official who oversaw schools at a disruptive time laments the end of an era. (GothamSchools)
  • Schools were a final stumping ground for candidates on the last day before the primary (GothamSchools)
  • The school year started with many schools missing curriculum and other materials. (DNAInfo)