Rise & Shine: As the mayor reconsiders whether charter schools should have access to a city-owned list to market the schools, the sector’s supporters cry foul
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When state legislators announced a series of community forums on plans to diversify the city’s specialized high schools, the idea was to “hear every single voice.” But at the first of the gatherings on Thursday night, those who oppose changes to admission policies at the schools turned out in particular force, Christina reports.
Charter school advocates were also crying foul on Thursday as the mayor and other city officials said they were looking into cutting off the sector from a city-owned list used to inform families about charter options, a move some charter opponents support.
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LISTENING At the first of a series of community forums announced by state lawmakers, those who believe that changing admissions to diversify the city’s specialized high schools will harm Asians turned out in force. Chalkbeat
DIRECT MAIL City officials are considering cutting off access to a city-owned list that charter schools use to market their programs to families, raising the hackles of charter supporters. The New York Daily News
VAX CRISIS Tensions have mounted between vaccine skeptics and supporters in the wake of new efforts by the city to crackdown on those who have not had their children immunized in the wake of a measles outbreak. The New York Times, The Washington Post
PAYING FOR SLAVERY Georgetown University could become the first U.S. institution to offer reparations to descendants of slaves if students approve a mandatory $27.20 fee per semester to benefit families sold by the school in 1838. The New York Daily News
DOUBLE LOSS A bill offering free tuition at state and city universities to family members of those who have died while on active military duty appeared to die in Albany. WIVB
MUTUAL SUPPORT Principals from across the country who have experienced shootings at their schools have formed a support network to help school leaders cope in the aftermath of violence. The Albuquerque Journal
VIGOROUS DEFENSE Opinion: The political anchor of NY1 defends schools Chancellor Carranza’s push for greater integration and from broader attacks in another newspaper. The New York Daily News
DOLLARS AND SENSE At a youth conference, Brooklyn’s borough president called on the state legislature to establish a financial curriculum for New York middle and high school students The Brooklyn Reader
NO JOKE Wyatt Cenac’s comedy on HBO will get serious on Friday by tackling the topic of school safety and the racial implications of security hardware like metal detectors. The 74