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NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and DOE officials Eric Goldstein and Katherine Grimm update New Yorkers on end of yellow bus strike (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Walcott: City Saved $80 Million During Month-Long School Bus Strike

The strike ended Friday evening and classes will resume Wednesday following an abbreviated mid-winter break.


A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Parents, Students Glad To See School Bus Strike End

The school bus strike that has had thousands of parents scrambling to get their kids to school for the past month has come to an end.


Mayor Bloomberg (file/credit: Edward Reed via Flickr)

Bloomberg, UFT Say No Deal Reached Over Teacher Evaluation Plan

The lack of agreement between the city and the union representing 75,000 teachers puts the city school district at risk of losing $450 million in state aid and grants.


Strikers stand in the rain outside of the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Parents Scramble To Get Kids To Class On 2nd Day Of NYC School Bus Strike

Michael Cordiello of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union said the drivers will strike until Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city agree to put a job security clause back into their contract.


A worker with Atlantic Express closes the gate for school buses after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thousands Of NYC School Bus Drivers Go On Strike, Cause Headaches For Parents

More than 8,000 school bus drivers and matrons went on strike in New York City Wednesday, leaving nearly 152,000 public school students having to find other ways to get to class.


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Parents Scramble On Eve Of NYC’s First School Bus Strike In 33 Years

New York City school bus drivers were just hours from walking off the job Tuesday night, and thousands of parents were scrambling to find alternate transportation.


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Union: NYC School Bus Drivers Will Strike On Wednesday Morning

“While we remain optimistic that we can reach an agreement, we are here today to announce that Local 1181 will strike effective Wednesday morning,” said union president Michael Cordiello. “It is action we must take.”


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School Officials: Bus Drivers’ Strike May Be Imminent

Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson tweeted early Sunday morning that, “The union representing NYC school bus drivers will likely strike this week. Parents who rely on a bus should begin making alternate plans.”


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Staten Island Board Votes In Favor Of Plan To Put Retired Cops In Schools

Staten Island’s Community Education Council voted in favor of the plan to hire 300 to 500 retired cops, who would carry concealed weapons and serve as plainclothes security guards while rotating among the city’s 1,750 schools.


New York City School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

Yellow School Buses Run Monday In NYC, But Possible Strike Looms

Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union is furious over the details of a new plan by the city to put contracts with private bus companies up for bid.


Members of the union for school bus drivers hold a sign at a protest Jan. 6, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Parents Worry As NYC School Bus Strike Looms

ens of thousands of children were preparing Sunday night for the threat of a New York City school bus drivers’ strike.


New York City schools chancellor Dennis Walcott (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)/President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew (file/credit:Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

UFT President, Schools Chancellor Face Off Over New Teacher Evaluation System Deadline

In order to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Jan 17 deadline, New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said a deal with the union on teacher evaluations needs to be hammered out by Dec. 21. UFT President Michael Mulgrew shot back against ‘bogus deadlines.’


Back To School At P.S. 114 Nov. 27, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Students Back In Class At Sandy-Damaged Schools In Queens

P.S./M.S. 114 and P.S. Q256 opened their doors, the Department of Education said. It was the first time students were allowed back into their schools since the storm hit.


Students return to class at New Dorp High School after superstorm Sandy (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Students Return To School 1 Week After Superstorm Sandy

Most of the more than 1,700 schools in New York City have reopened, but not all.


City officials welcome New York City public school students back for the 2012-2013 school year. (Photo Credit: Edward Reed)

One Million New York City Students Head Back To School Monday

School officials have been busy reworking bus routes and finding empty seats for students who live in areas where the schools cannot re-open right away.