Rise & Shine: City teens team up with podcasters to explore inequity in schools

TEENS TAKE CHARGE A student-led group is tackling school inequality, with the help of The Bell, a new podcast. Chalkbeat

A DISTRICT DIVIDED A close look at why District 3 schools on the politically liberal Upper West Side remain deeply segregated by race and income. New York Times

3-K FOR ALL Opinion: The mayor’s goal of expanding universal pre-K to 3-year-olds is laudable, but can he make it happen? New York Times

PRE-K JITTERS Some private pre-K providers are worried that the mayor’s push to expand the city’s free program could reduce their rosters. DNAinfo

REDUCING SUSPENSIONS Opinion: As the state rethinks how it assesses schools, it should encourage a new approach to student discipline, writes Ian Rosenblum, executive director of the Education Trust – NY. Gotham Gazette

PAY NO MORE The city has stopped paying two jailed teachers after the Daily News exposed the practice. New York Daily News

TEACHER ARRESTED A teacher at I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights was arrested for allegedly assaulting a student. DNAinfo

WHERE IT HAPPENS More than a thousand city teens got tickets to “Hamilton” this week thanks to Google. NY1

SWIM CLASS The nonprofit Asphalt Green offers free swimming lessons to 2,700 city kids from 47 schools. amNew York

TOP SCHOOLS Two Queens high schools — Townsend Harris and Queens High School for the Sciences — made the list of the city’s top schools in U.S. News & World Report. Queens Courier

BUDGET BOOST Four Upper West Side schools got funding through the city’s participatory budgeting process. New York Press

CHANGE AGENTS The Museum of the City of New York will host its fifth annual Teaching Social Activism in the Classroom Conference in early May. Huffington Post

TEACHER PAY In a list of big cities where teachers are paid the most, New York City ranks third after Riverside and San Jose, California. Forbes

CUOMO AND SCHOOLS Opinion: Governor Cuomo has hurt schools that serve low-income kids by refusing to fully fund the “foundation aid” formula. Amsterdam News

VOUCHER STUDY A new study finds that students in the nation’s only federally funded voucher program performed worse on standardized tests than those who did not participate. Washington Post

REVIEWING REGS President Trump earlier this week ordered a review of federal education policies. Staten Island Advance