Rise & Shine: The research-backed reading instruction that isn’t happening

THE MYSTERY More New York City schools qualify for federal Title I funds for students living in poverty, but less money is coming in, according to a new report. Chalkbeat, Politico (paywall)

THE LEAD Hundreds of city schools still have lead in drinking fountains, two years into a massive effort to clean them up. ChalkbeatNew York TimesN.Y. Daily News, Politico (paywall), Wall Street Journal

THE PRIMARY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considered likely to win this week’s gubernatorial primary, but his challenger, Cynthia Nixon, has pushed his education policy to the left. The 74

National teachers union chief Randi Weingarten’s defense of Nixon against charges of anti-Semitism amounted to a “de facto endorsement,” according to a columnist. New York Times

THE DATA Research backs phonics instruction to teach children to read, but the approach is not used in many districtd, especially those that, like New York City, have favored “balanced literacy.” American Public Media

THE CLAIM In a lawsuit, a city teacher says she faced abuse from students after the city placed her temporarily at I.S. 218 in the Bronx in 2012. New York Post

THE STAGE U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s dramatic 2017 confirmation hearing has been turned into a play. Washington Post