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Bus Strike Saves City Money, Even As It Creates Hurdles For Students

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.08.2013 | New York

With the ongoing strike by New York City school bus drivers entering its third week, it appears taxpayers are benefiting while disabled students and t...

Ed Today: Teachers With Poor Ratings Clustered In NYC, Charter School Quality

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.19.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Cluster Suck? The New York Daily News takes another look at the StudentsFirstNY teacher distribution report and finds something stunning: 20 percent of teachers are "bad" teachers in each of 14 Brooklyn schools. To give you some perspective: only 3 percent of all city school teachers got these negative ratings. And two of those schools received "A" ratings from the Department of Education. (I should note here that these ratings are volatile, etc., but you already knew that.)

Ed Tonight: Arne Duncan Stays, Scientology Almost In No Child Left Behind?

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

And You Thought Creationism Was Bad? According to a new book, No Child Left Behind could have been a heck of a lot, well, weirder. Reports Vulture: Tom Cruise "tried to convince President George W. Bush's Secretary of Education Rod Paige to include Hubbard's 'study tech' educational methods into No Child Left Behind." Ya hear that? NCLB could have included things like scientology. It makes Rick Santorum's creationism amendment look tame by comparison! (h/t GothamSchools)