Rise & Shine: Officials unveil yet another Upper West Side integration plan

NEW PLAN City officials unveiled yet another proposal to integrate middle schools on the Upper West Side Tuesday evening: 25 percent of seats would be reserved for students with low test scores and report card grades, and who qualify for subsidized lunch. Chalkbeat, NY 1

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS Here’s how one Bronx school learned to create a sense of community with its African families. Chalkbeat

BUDGET TALK Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza made his first appearance before city council on Tuesday — and city lawmakers pressed him on paid parental leave, counselors, and school accessibility for students with disabilities. Chalkbeat, New York Post

SCHOOL SAFETY Local politicians and charter school advocates are pushing for a change to city law that would make the publicly funded and privately managed schools eligible for more security funding. Chalkbeat

TWEED TAGGER Cryptic messages were left in graffiti on the education department’s Manhattan headquarters before 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News, New York Post, Associated Press

A LEGAL MATTER The family of a Brooklyn first grader is planning to take legal action after he was repeatedly kicked in the groin. New York Daily News

RACE MATTERS At a fundraiser for the East Harlem Tutorial Program, attendees talked about recent research that shows opportunity alone doesn’t generate upward mobility for black boys. Bloomberg

LEADERSHIP VOID Staten Island’s Port Richmond High School has not yet appointed a permanent principal. Staten Island Advance