- The city sometimes offers teachers it is trying to fire satisfactory ratings if they agree to resign. (Post)
- The city is prepping for a school bus strike as conflict with the drivers mounts. (Times, WSJ, NY1, Post)
- The Daily News says the bus drivers’ grievances should be settled in a courtroom, not with a strike.
- Mayor Bloomberg’s comparison of the UFT to the NRA is drawing backlash. (Times, Daily News 1, 2)
- There’s still no deal on teacher evaluations with 10 days before a state deadline. (WSJ, Times, NY1)
- A union television ad on now takes aim at Bloomberg over teacher evaluations. (GothamSchools, Post)
- The Post pans the union for its long history of opposing some of Bloomberg’s education policies.
- StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee’s group, rated states by their education policies; New York got a D. (Times)
- City schools mostly have “super stacker” chairs, but some districts pick more ergonomic options. (Times)
- With more autonomy, D.C. charter schools expel more students than district schools. (Washington Post)