THE NEXT PRESIDENT:

  • Democrat Barack Obama is the next president of the United States.
  • Chancellor Joel Klein tops a shortlist of Secretary of Education contenders. (Washington Post)
  • Obama’s education agenda is packed. (Education Week)
  • Democrats take the State Senate, making big budget cuts unlikely before the end of the year. (Times)
  • Obama took Nevada, where the DOE’s Terence Tolbert was the campaign chair. (Las Vegas Sun)

THE REST OF US:

  • City budget cuts are forcing the DOE to cut 475 jobs, mostly at Tweed Courthouse. (Time, Daily News)
  • The proposed rezoning of the Upper West Side has parents and principals nervous. (Times)
  • The DOE’s year-old middle school chief position has been vacant since August. (Post)
  • Oregon’s only all-boys public school is closing because of lack of interest. (The Oregonian)
  • In Alabama, falling tax revenues mean school districts can barely meet payroll. (Times)