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Rise & Shine: City scrubs teachers' low ratings if they resign

  • 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)

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