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Rise & Shine: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says SHSAT legislation should not move forward ‘in its current form’

Good morning!

If you've been following the specialized high school admissions debate, you might have realized that one prestigious public school in New York City is missing. The school, Hunter College High School, has managed to fly under the radar even as it admits significantly fewer poor students than specialized high schools and fewer black and Hispanic students. We took a deep dive into the admissions practices at the school, which can begin when students are four with a $350 fee.

Also, today’s Rise & Shine includes some personal news. After years of waking up early to bring you an education news roundup, today is my last day sending Rise & Shine.

Over the past three years, I’ve been inspired by more parents, students and educators than I can count. You all are the heart of the stories we write. Thanks for sharing a small piece of your world with me.

I’ll be heading to law school in the fall where I’m hoping to continue working on issues that affect schools and families. Feel free to reach out via Twitter to keep in touch.

P.S. Sorry for all the R&S typos over the years. (Although, we do wake up really early to send you the news, so have some pity on us. Send any and all complaints today and forevermore to and

— Monica

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HUNTER ADMISSIONS As the city debates admissions at elite public high schools, one prestigious school has avoided the fray. We dive into admissions at the Hunter College Campus Schools. Chalkbeat

NEW STANCE Opinion: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams writes that he does not believe the mayor’s plan to change admissions at the city’s specialized high schools should be advanced as it currently exists. Amsterdam News

WHAT IS DIVERSITY? Opinion: The mayor’s plan to change admissions at the specialized high schools dismissed diversity in the Asian community. Wall Street Journal

MENTAL HEALTH A state law that took effect on Sunday requires schools to teach mental health. Staten Island Advance

TRUE CRIME A high school in Brooklyn that offers a course on crime is requiring students to keep books for the class in the library and not take them home. New York Post

SCHOOL SAFETY Adding traffic lights at intersections near schools is unlikely to make them safer, according to some traffic advocates. New York Post

PRINCIPAL SEARCH After the interim acting principal at Port Richmond High School was removed from her post, the city is restarting to the search for a new school leader. Staten Island Advance