Rise & Shine: A teacher trades corporate work for public schools

HOW I TEACH A teacher at Midwood High School, who use to be a budget director at Lord & Taylor, tries to infuse her math classes with social justice themes. Chalkbeat

BACKLASH Parents in gifted elementary school programs are fighting to keep their children’s guaranteed slots in coveted middle schools after the superintendent decided to reverse the policy. DNAinfo 

MISTAKE OR NOT? The family of a boy hospitalized after hitting his head at a Queens school insists the event was bullying, not an accident as a school has said. New York Daily News

DODGED A BULLET A stray bullet broke through a window at a Brooklyn high school Tuesday morning. New York Post

TEST TRANSPARENCY Teachers will be able to talk about questions on the state’s math and English exam once the questions are publicly released. WGRZ

YEAR IN REVIEW In education policy this year, debates continued about whether or not to desegregate city schools, the city is starting to address problems faced by its large homeless student population, and there were several leadership changes at the state and national level. NY1

NEW COMPUTERS Fat Joe returned to his elementary school in the Bronx and donated 20 computers. DNAinfo

GIVING BACK P.S. 101 skipped holiday parties this year and instead decided to support charities. DNAinfo

A school on West 77th street donated a washer and dryer to a school on West 117th street so families at P.S. 149 could have a place to wash clothes. DNAinfo

MORE SPACE Local education leaders from Sunset Park met with officials from the city’s construction authority to talk about additional school space. Patch