Rise & Shine: Is it a bad idea to have children attending school with older students?

A DIFFERENT PLAN A coalition of groups is asking the state to keep its eye on academic measures when defining accountability under the new federal education law. Chalkbeat

MIXING GRADES The idea that younger students shouldn’t share school buildings with older students may be misguided, according to a new study. Chalkbeat

ICYMI A new report finds that New York City’s pre-K classrooms tend to be more segregated than kindergarten. One in six pre-K classrooms were highly homogenous, with 90 percent or more of students coming from a single racial or ethnic background. Chalkbeat, DNAinfo, New York Times, Village Voice

READING ROUNDUP Why don’t students read? A survey of 100 students revealed cell phones, duties at home and a lack of interest are some of the roadblocks. Chalkbeat

TROUBLED SCHOOL Enrollment at Boys and Girls High School is already increasing under the school’s new principal Grecian Harrison. New York Daily News, SchoolBook

CARD CRISIS Thousands of students at Success Academy still have not received their MetroCards even though classes started weeks ago. New York Daily News

RISING DEBT Student debt in New York rose from $39 billion in 2006 to $82 billion in 2016, according to a report by state Controller Thomas DiNapoli. New York Daily News, Gothamist, Albany Times Union

HIGH TENSION A man was nearly thrown out of a rezoning meeting about on the Upper West Side and the incident was caught on video. DNAinfo

EMPTY SPACES Editorial: The Post rebuts a city letter explaining that it is sometimes tough to find space for new charter schools in existing school buildings. New York Post