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Rise & Shine: Faulty elevators, late buses keep kids out of class

  • Gov. Paterson vetoed a bill that would move a radioactive waste station away from a school. (Daily News)
  • Two weeks into the year, late buses are still making some needy students miss class. (Daily News)
  • A broken elevator kept two wheelchair-bound I.S. 143 students out of class for weeks. (Daily News)
  • Mandarin instruction is growing more prevalent in New York public schools. (WSJ)
  • Since the start of school, the city’s 311 hotline has gotten 22 reports of bedbugs in schools. (Times)
  • The furor over Staten Island busing has caught the Department of Education by surprise. (SI Advance)
  • A Bryant HS student is in ninth-grade limbo because of a tuition dispute at her former school. (Post)
  • Automotive High School’s high-ranked football team played its first real home game in years. (WNYC)
  • A Bronx public school teacher has been unusually candid about her past as a sex worker. (Post, Times)
  • The Post: It’s a harbinger of change when “committed Hollywood liberals” are criticizing teachers unions.
  • But some parents and teachers say “Waiting for Superman” misrepresents education’s problems. (Fox)
  • And teachers protested the film’s opening at theaters and Rockefeller Center. (Post, Daily News)
  • Cory Booker has raised 40 percent of the funds needed to match Facebook’s gift to Newark. (WSJ)
  • The Daily News: Newark should spend its Facebook money on new teachers, charters and data systems.
  • Ed Hirsch, Jr.: States should use new common standards to write better curriculum. (Daily News)
  • The Post editorial board sides with the city against former rubber room teachers who filed grievances.
  • A St. Louis school for troubled teens requires all students to study chess as an academic subject. (WSJ)
  • California charters are weathering the budget crisis better than district schools. (SF Chronicle)
  • A Chicago architecture critic wonders if better school buildings make better students. (Chicago Tribune)