Rise & Shine: Are low-income families benefitting from city’s special ed policy shift?

BY THE NUMBERS A policy shift has made it easier for families to receive reimbursement from the city for private special education, but it’s unclear if the policy is working as hoped. Chalkbeat

STRUGGLING SCHOOLS Editorial: Campbell Brown says the city’s Renewal program is the wrong way to help struggling schools. New York Post

SCHOOL BUS STRIKE Workers for two city school bus companies, whose contract is set to expire next week, could strike as early as Tuesday. DNAinfo

WRONGFUL SPENDING A Staten Island special education preschool provider claimed more than $1 million in inappropriate expenses, according to a state audit. DNAinfo

EXTRA BOOST The Harlem Educational Activities Fund helps city students succeed in school and beyond. Ebony

STUDENT STABBED A student at W.H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School in East New York was stabbed during an after-school fight. New York Daily News; NY1

TROUBLED TEENS Four students armed with knives and a BB gun were arrested after robbing a fellow student at Thomas Edison High School in Queens. New York Post

DANGEROUS CROSSING A 12-year-old Staten Island boy was struck by a Parks Department vehicle after getting off his school bus across from P.S. 22. New York Post

MISTAKEN IDENTITY A Bronx teacher was repeatedly arrested because he shares the same name as a wanted criminal. New York Daily News

CHESS CLUB The Police Athletic League is offering students chess as part of its after-school program, fulfilling a vision of late Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson. NY1

LIFE ON MARS Bronx students got to check out a new virtual reality simulator in lower Manhattan. New York Daily News

TAKING ON BULLIES Hillary Clinton’s campaign proposed $500 million in federal funding to combat bullying in schools. Politico

MISSING MENTION During three debates, the presidential candidates were never asked about education. New Yorker

PRE-K PUSH A new report finds that cities are rushing to implement universal pre-K without full research on its effectiveness. The Atlantic