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Rise & Shine: Low pay could be a hurdle in the search for a new chancellor

Good morning!

As the city conducts a national search to find a new schools chancellor, one potential hurdle in recruiting top candidates could be the position's relatively low pay compared to other large urban districts. Despite the the job's other benefits — the chance to make a mark on the country's largest district, for instance — experts say the salary could be a sticking point.

Also in today's roundup, read about a state program that will issue grants to districts with high levels of segregation to help them identify its causes and come up with solutions.

Enjoy!

— Alex

SALARY DISPARITY Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s base salary is lower than the heads of many other large school systems — a factor experts say could potentially make it harder to find a successor. Chalkbeat

INTEGRATION BOOTCAMP The state’s most segregated districts can now apply for grants up to $70,000 that will enable school or district leaders to attend workshops designed to help them come up with integration plans. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL LAWSUIT A student who was suspended after allegedly being sexually assaulted at school is suing the city in federal court. New York Daily News

GOOD NEWS Jamel Holmes, who is a teacher at P.S./M.S. 29 Melrose School and part of a program that aims to recruit more men of color into the classroom, won an award that will help him cover the cost of his master’s program in special education. News 12

ICYMI High-quality preschool can have long-term benefits, yet pre-K teachers are often poorly paid relative to their peers. Could a pay bump improve outcomes for students? New York Times