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Parents relieved school buses are up and running again
Parents relieved school buses are up and running again
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 2/21/2013 at 11:36AM

The wheels on the bus will finally be going round and round again. School bus drivers and matrons returned to their posts on Wednesday, February 19, after the month-long stalemate that left more than 150,000 students stranded. “I am very pleased and happy that the strike is over,” said Far Rockaway resident Crystal Blount, whose [...]

School bus strike deemed legal by federal labor board
School bus strike deemed legal by federal labor board
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/01/2013 at 3:46PM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled the school bus strike legal, contrary to previous statements by city officials. “I’m glad that they deemed it legal,” said Maria Gentile, a bus driver from Howard Beach. “This puts more pressure on the city to step up to the plate and get the kids back to school.” [...]

Bus strike leaves parents, students scrambling
Bus strike leaves parents, students scrambling
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/16/2013 at 12:36PM

Dodging icy sleet, first-grader Tarunima Bhowmik and her father Gola grabbed a cab from their home in Sunnyside on their way to Tarunima’s school, P.S. 166  Golain Astoria. Fare cost about $10, a necessary evil with New York City school buses out of commission. “It’s a very hard time for the kids,” Gola said of [...]