Rise & Shine: How to get students hooked on geometry

HOW I TEACH Jonelle Hinchcliffe teaches geometry in the Brox. The award-winning teacher give us a peek into how she plans engaging, collaborative lessons using a “flipped” classroom model. Chalkbeat

DIVIDING LINES School districts that are right next door to each other can have radically different student demographics, according to a new study that found extreme income segregation in Detroit and other places across the U.S. Chalkbeat

TESTING CONTRACT The New York City Department of Education has recommended extending its contract with Pearson to provide testing for eighth grade students hoping to get into specialized high schools. The contract is worth up to $13.4 million. Wall Street Journal

CHALLENGING TRANSITION Betty Rosa is settling into the “very, very challenging” role of Board of Regents chancellor. Politico

ANTI BULLYING The suicide of a 13 year-old boy from Staten Island was at the forefront of a conference sponsored by the New York Jets and the organization Stomp Out Bullying. Before he killed himself, the teen wrote a note saying he was bullied at school. New York Daily News

COMPTROLLER QUESTIONS The state comptroller has raised questions about $685 million approved for the construction of a chip fab, a project managed by the SUNY Polytechnic Institute. POLITICO

WHO’S IN CHARGE After 21 years of state control, a Newark, New Jersey education panel predicts the city could soon regain responsibility over its school system. Wall Street Journal

TRANS STUDENTS  A federal district-court judge in Texas decided the U.S. Department of Education didn’t follow proper procedure when issuing a letter that transgender students must be allowed to use the restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. The Atlantic

CHARTER DEBATE Opinion: Comedian John Oliver’s bashing of charter schools on This Week Tonight left out the encouraging parts in the charter schools story. The 74