Rise & Shine: Leading de Blasio critics turns to new school snapshots

PROS OF PROSE The city announced 16 more PROSE schools, which will allow those schools to bend union rules. The PROSE program has grown to 140 schools, making it  one of the city’s biggest initiatives. Politico New York

REPORT CARD New progress reports for schools that serve students with disabilities are “functionally useless to parents” according to the pro-charter advocacy group, Families for Excellent Schools. Chalkbeat

TOO BIG TO FAIL At one middle school in Queens, students can’t scores below a 55 on any assignments. New York Post

STEM IN THE CITY The city is kicking off its five-week STEM summer program today. New York Daily News

SAVE THE LANDMARK A Brooklyn neighborhood with overcrowded classrooms is fighting a plan that would demolish a historical landmark to make space for a school. NY1

RED TAPE The number of home-based childcare providers, which the city subsidizes to provide care for low-income families, has dropped substantially, according to a new report. DNAinfo

TEACHER SHORTAGE New York’s Board of Regents officially made it easier for out-of-state teachers to earn an initial teaching certificate. Associated Press