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Rise & Shine: National labor board to consider bus strike today

  • The city and school bus drivers union are not scheduled to meet about the union’s strike. (Daily News)
  • But the drivers union is set to make its case today before a federal labor board. (NY1, Daily News)
  • The strike is growing worse for families as the temperature falls; it will be cold all week. (Post, NY1)
  • A columnist suggests that the city terminate the bus companies’ contracts for noncompliance. (Post)
  • Two of the Republican contenders for mayor remain the only candidates opposing the strike. (Post)
  • The city could lose more funds over teacher evaluations. (GS, NY1, Post, Times, DN, WSJ, SchoolBook)
  • The timeline issue that ended talks here is not seen as a problem in the rest of the state. (Journal News)
  • Chancellor Walcott says blame for the impasse should fall directly on the UFT’s president. (Daily News)
  • The Daily News says state education chief John King was wrong to point the blame at Mayor Bloomberg.
  • The Post endorses Christine Quinn’s promise to make the city’s customer service more like Zappos’.
  • A city education official takes the unorthodox view that students might be better off without school. (Post)
  • Some city schools are buying new technology meant to help students with disabilities. (Daily News)
  • Nationally, the high school graduation rate has climbed to its highest point in over three decades. (WSJ)
  • Prominent educators are supporting teachers who boycotted a Washington State test. (Seattle Times)

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