Rise & Shine: Nearly 97 percent of teachers rated ‘effective’ or ‘highly effective’ last year, union president says

TEACHER EVALS Nearly 97 percent of New York City teachers were rated “effective” or “highly effective” on their teacher evaluation last school year, compared to 93 percent the previous year, the city teachers union president said at a recent meeting. Chalkbeat

AP FOR ALL The number of students who took at least one AP test in 2017 increased by 4,458 students citywide, which marks a 10 percent increase over the previous year. Chalkbeat, Wall Street Journal, New York Post

HOMELESS CRISIS One in 10 public school students were homeless at some point during the 2016-17 school year, according to state data. New York Times, New York Daily News

TEACHER CERTIFICATION SUNY faces a legal threat against its proposal to allow some charter schools to certify their own teachers from critics who argue the committee must allow a second public comment period. Chalkbeat

TISCH IS BACK Former Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch will have a say in whether the proposal passes as a member of the SUNY Charter Schools Committee. Politico New York

NEW STUDY A new Rand Corporation study attempts to shed light on whether New York City’s big experiment with “community schools” is working. Chalkbeat 

MICRO-SCHOOL A tiny new private school in Union Square is trying to revolutionize education with personalized learning. Wall Street Journal

Here’s what a math class looks like at the school. Wall Street Journal

HURRICANE UPDATE New York City schools are preparing for students fleeing areas battered by hurricanes, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NY1

WEAPON OR ART? Safety officers found an antique gun in the backpack of a Queens high school student, who said he only intended to use the gun as the subject of a photography class. New York Daily News, New York Post

IMMIGRATION BATTLE Two teenagers from Queens are pleading with ICE not to deport their father. DNAinfo

BUS ACCIDENT Two school buses crashed in the Bronx, sending 13 students to the hospital with minor injuries. New York Post buse

ARRESTED A teacher was arrested on charges that he paid a teenage boy to have sex. New York Post, NBC New York, New York Daily News