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Rise & Shine: School buses to return to normal after strike's end

The school bus strike:

  • The school bus drivers union ended its monthlong strike. (Times, Post, Daily News, SchoolBook, WSJ)
  • Chancellor Walcott: Buses should run normally Wednesday, with bumps. (SchoolBook, Daily News, NY1)
  • The end of the strike is welcome news to students and parents who have struggled for weeks. (NY1)
  • A Staten Island bus matron whose son rides a school bus says she is glad that she went on strike. (NY1)
  • The city spent more than $20 million on transportation during the strike, but says it saved more. (WSJ)
  • Also affected by the strike: Museums and cultural attractions, which lost out on field trip traffic. (Times)

In other news:

  • Gov. Cuomo plans to seek the right this week to impose a teacher evaluation system on the city. (Post)
  • The city’s changes to its gifted screening tests are meant to make getting in harder to prepare for. (Times)
  • A teen advocate for students with disabilities helped launch a campaign aimed at inclusion. (Daily News)
  • A new charter school and affordable housing complex are rising together in the Bronx. (Daily News)
  • Randi Weingarten is now involved in an L.A. school board race that has netted Bloomberg dollars. (Post)
  • Across the country, physical education classes are becoming more academic amid test pressure. (Times)
  • In many cities across the country, charter schools use complex applications to screen students. (Reuters)
  • After Newtown, some school districts are cracking down on kids’ simulated gunplay. (USA Today)
  • San Francisco is seizing on state law and tripling rent for charter schools in city space. (S.F. Chronicle)
  • Los Angeles’s schools chief wants test scores to count for 30 percent of teacher evaluations. (L.A. Times)

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