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Rise & Shine: Bronx schools react strongly over toy gun, $5 theft

  • A 5-year-old Bronx student was handcuffed after a $5 theft allegation at P.S. 114, a lawsuit says. (Post)
  • A students’ comment about a toy gun sent P.S. 4 in the Bronx into lockdown yesterday. (Post, NY1)
  • The state Board of Regents told legislators that they want more funds to be directed to schools. (WSJ)
  • Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott detailed midyear school budget cuts. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • But Bloomberg said budget cuts to schools could evaporate with an evaluation deal. (Daily News, Post)
  • UFT and city negotiators are preparing to reopen negotiations. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook)
  • UFT chief Michael Mulgrew and Walcott testified about the state’s school budget. (GothamSchools)
  • The Daily News says Mulgrew’s testimony reveals that all he really wants is a mayor he can control.
  • Non-striking bus drivers were harassed as they tried to return to work with new skills. (WSJ, Post, NY1)
  • Security concerns have prompted the city to give Walcott police protection during the strike. (Daily News)
  • A substitute teacher was charged with collecting steep fees for tutoring he pretended to deliver. (Post)
  • School closure critics from many cities testified at the U.S. Department of Education. (Washington Post)
  • In Chicago, charter school advocates held a counter-protest over the school closure issue. (Tribune)

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