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Rise & Shine: For some students with disabilities, a long wait for preschool seats

PRE-K WAIT Parents of children with disabilities have struggled to find spots in preschools that offer specialized services. Seat shortages could be a side effect of the city’s promise to offer a free pre-K, as well as funding issues. Chalkbeat

BACK HOME A charter pioneer in Brooklyn has returned to a building with special significance. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL APPLICATIONS A Brooklyn school is sponsoring tours of middle schools to help students get a leg-up in the application process. DNAinfo

WALK THIS WAY A 150-mile walk to Albany in the name of education funding has kicked off. New York Daily News, DNAinfo

MISSING KIDS Reports of lost or unsupervised students in New York City schools has risen dramatically since last year. New York Post

BLUE RIBBON The principal of a Park Slope elementary school offers advice after winning the national Blue Ribbon award twice. Patch

PUSH FOR CHARTERS Despite recent reports that suggest Pre-K for All is performing well, the New York Post says charters are “the only school reform with a proven record of delivering long-term results for New York City’s underprivileged kids.” New York Post

HOLLYWOOD Jada Pinkett Smith launched a “Careers In Entertainment” tour in New York City. The tour is meant to introduce underprivileged kids to the film industry. Huffington Post

ZERO TOLERANCE The New York Times offers a history of get-tough policies in schools, and the consequences. New York Times

RACE AND REFORM The conversation around race and education reforms has taken on new life after the Movement for Black Lives releases an education platform that calls for a moratorium on charters and an end to school suspensions. NPR