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Rise & Shine: Mayoral candidates float their education ideas

  • Bill de Blasio said he’d tax the rich to pay for universal pre-k. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News, Post)
  • John Liu wants to spend $176 million to hire 3,000 guidance counselors. (GothamSchools,Daily News)
  • A teacher filmed his lonely workday in a “rubber room” that is not supposed to exist. (Daily News, Post)
  • Parents, students, and principals pan the cell phone ban, but officials say the policy won’t change. (AP)
  • About 300 currently excessed counselors are cycling into schools on a weekly basis. (GothamSchools)
  • Now more than fully integrated, there is a new campaign in Boston to dismantle citywide busing. (Times)
  • One early result from Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative was lower suspension rates. (GothamSchools)
  • The city is belatedly proposing to co-locate two Queens schools to alleviate overcrowding. (News)
  • A new school has excess space after the city mistakenly sent students to crowded neighbors. (DNA Info)
  • NCLB policies are at the root of burnout that is driving some teachers out of the school system. (Times)
  • An allegedly drunk bus driver on Long Island drove a bus carrying five children into a house. (WSJ)

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