Rise & Shine: NYC arts programs get a $100,000 donation for supplies

Good morning, New York!

Beth Berlin, the state education department’s executive deputy commissioner, will be New York’s acting commissioner starting this September, following current commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s sudden resignation

And actor Taye Diggs was in Tweed on Tuesday with Chancellor Richard Carranza to present a $100,000 check from AdoptAClassroom and Burlington stores. The donation will be used to pay for art supplies in six districts. 

— Zipporah Osei, reporter

COMMISSIONER RESIGNS MaryEllen Elia, New York state education commissioner, is the third top state education official to leave for another professional opportunity. Chalkbeat

SUMMER READING Juvenile justice advocates hosted a book drive to get students at Horizon Juvenile Center, in The Bronx, enough summer reading material. The City

ARTS PROGRAMMING AdoptAClassroom and Burlington stores made a $100,000 donation to the city’s arts programs. ABC 7 

PRINCIPAL STEPS DOWN A Lower East Side principal is stepping down months after a teacher at her school showed a class of elementary students an anti-abortion video, causing controversy. New York Daily News 

OVERCROWDING FIX Advocates say the city’s $8.8 billion plan to ease school overcrowding is missing the mark. NY Metro Parents 

JUVENILE JUSTICE A program in Brooklyn pairs students with NYPD officers for a year to strengthen ties between the community and the police force. Youth Today

RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS Opinion: A historical examination of New York state laws governing non-public schools bolsters religious school parents concerns of bigotry-fueled meddling, argues Ira Stoll. New York Daily News