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Rise & Shine: After criticism, Carranza promises upgrades to P.S. 9 in Queens

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Chancellor Richard Carranza announced a suite of upgrades to P.S. 9 in Queens late last week after Councilman Robert Holden, one of the Carranza's most vocal critics, called attention to deteriorating conditions at the school. Holden says he remains unsatisfied by the education department's decision, arguing they should build a new school instead.

Also, as Mayor Bill de Blasio scrambles to assemble enough donors to qualify for a presidential debate in September, United Federation of Teachers chief Michael Mulgrew is encouraging educators to chip in $1 to the campaign, while stressing the union has not endorsed the mayor.

—Alex Zimmerman, reporter

PROPOSED FIX The education department pledged to make repairs to P.S. 9 in Queens, which serves special needs students, after a city councilor drew attention to deteriorating conditions. New York Post, New York Daily News

One of the school’s parents criticized Chancellor Carranza for not meeting with parents before announcing the upgrades. New York Post

PRINCIPAL PROBLEMS The principal of It Takes a Village Academy in Flatbush was reassigned after a series of disturbing incidents and a vote of no confidence from the faculty. New York Post

SOUNDING OFF Editorial: Carranza should take the time to engage with his critics. New York Post

TIME TO RIDE A handful of city schools are teaching students about how to bike safely this summer. NY1