Rise & Shine: Education department to take NYC Teaching Fellows in-house, ending contract with TNTP

MOVING ON The education department is ending its $4 million contract with TNTP, taking the work of the NYC Teaching Fellows program in-house. The program trains 20 percent of new teachers and helps fill hard-to-staff positions. Chalkbeat

LEAVE, PLEASE More than 25,000 people have signed an online petition to grant New York City teachers paid family leave. The petition was started by a Brooklyn mom who pays $300 a month to “buy back” time she owes the school system for burning through her sick days after having a baby. Chalkbeat

WORTH THE WAIT The education department says it will fulfill a public records request this week after the parent who asked for the documents waited for more than a year. The request is for records regarding librarians in Harlem schools. New York Post

BUILDING BLOCKS A look at the future of Minecraft in the classroom, after a version of the popular video game that was adapted by a New York City teacher was bought up by Microsoft. WNYC

NEW DIGS The education department will rebuild the Hungerford School on Staten Island, a District 75 school that serves students who have special needs. Staten Island Advance

MUSIC EDUCATION Hip-Hop Summer School works to educate Bronx teens about the origins of the New York City-born genre and gives young people a platform for activism. Remezcla

OPENING THE TAP The charter network Uncommon Schools had its largest class of Teaching Fellows this summer. The training program helps funnel teachers of color into classrooms. Kings County Politics

GOING GREEN JHS 189 Daniel Carter Beard School and Flushing International High School are turning their asphalt playground into a community greenspace. QNS

TAKE A PAUSE Nicole Malliotakis, Republican presumptive mayoral candidate, proposed freezing most municipal hiring and taking a close look at staffing in the education department. amNewYork

TAKING IT BACK In an interview with the Associated Press, Betsy DeVos seemed to walk back her praise for HBCUs as “pioneers” for choice in education. The U.S. Education Secretary said she “should have decried much more forcefully the ravages of racism in this country.” New York Daily News