Rise & Shine: Desegregation now an explicit aim of the city’s Upper West Side plan

IN THE ZONE New plans to rezone some schools on the Upper West Side add desegregation as a rationale — and could reignite opposition from affluent parents. Chalkbeat, Wall Street Journal, SchoolBook, N.Y. Daily News

STAFF SHAKEUP Almost half of the teachers and staff are leaving six troubled schools the city is on a tight timeline to improve. Chalkbeat, N.Y. Daily News, New York Post

FIRST PERSON A Brooklyn teacher and mother says schools divided by race and class are sometimes divided by teaching styles, too — and argues that we all need to talk more openly about what we expect to happen inside classrooms. Chalkbeat

READER RESPONSE Chalkbeat readers respond to reporting about race and class segregation with personal stories and integration proposals of their own. Chalkbeat

HONEST TALK Chancellor Carmen Fariña wrote that parents and educators have a “moral obligation to address the difficult questions about race, violence, and guns, and to engage students in the critical work of healing our country.” Chalkbeat, New York Post

GONE WRONG The city wants to discipline a Brooklyn teacher who tried to motivate her black students by telling them, “White people are way ahead of black people. You need to wake up.” New York Post

BUILDING A BETTER TEACHER A Brooklyn teacher of teenagers with disabilities has found a useful tool in architecture. N.Y. Daily News

TRUMP.EDU Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is considered to be high on Donald Trump’s VP list. His education record, which includes opposing No Child Left Behind and the Common Core, is worth revisiting. Chalkbeat