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NJ Spotlight--Consensus and Compromise on Atlantic City Remain Elusive, Some Movement Seen

Democratic Leaders in Assembly and Senate willing to amend bills; Christie concession on Supreme Court nominee seen as hopeful sign

Democratic legislative leaders have yet to reach consensus on the Atlantic City intervention, and Gov. Chris Christie remains adamant that a full state takeover must occur. Yet the earliest signs of a possible compromise are starting to emerge.

A vote in the Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday added a key element to that chamber’s version of its Atlantic City intervention bill, and leaders in the Senate also gave up some ground earlier in the week, offering to amend their own legislation to delay for several months the proposed state takeover of city finances.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/04/14/consensus-and-compromise-on-atlantic-city-remain-elusive-but-some-movement-seen/

John Reitmeyer | April 15, 2016

NY Times--California Appeals Court Reverses Decision to Overturn Teacher Tenure Rules

A California appeals court ruled on Thursday that the state’s job protections for teachers do not deprive poor and minority students of a quality education or violate their civil rights — reversing a landmark lower court decision that had overturned the state’s teacher tenure rules.

The decision put a roadblock — at least temporarily — in front of a national movement, financed by several philanthropists and businesspeople, to challenge entrenched protections for teachers, championed by their unions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/us/californiaappealscourt-reverses-decision-to-overturn-teacher-tenure-rules.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Feducation&action=click&contentCollection=education®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

By JENNIFER MEDINA and MOTOKO RICH|APRIL 14, 2016