Rise & Shine: Harlem parents fight school rezoning and merger

FIGHTING HATE Advocates gathered outside Department of Education headquarters to demand more support for immigrant families and more training to combat bias incidents in city schools. Chalkbeat, SchoolBook, NY1

MORE TIME Harlem parents are fighting a plan to merge P.S. 241 STEM Institute with P.S. 76 A. Philip Randoph, and to redraw the school lines around P.S. 241. Chalkbeat

ANOTHER VOTE The Panel for Educational Policy will hold a hearing Jan. 18 on a controversial plan to relocate P.S. 452 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  DNAinfo

APPEAL FILED A lawyer representing parents on the Upper West Side filed an appeal this week to challenge the school rezoning approved in November. Patch, Chalkbeat (Dec. 7)

HOMELESS STUDENTS The Department of Education is facing an “unprecedented crisis” as the number of homeless students balloons and schools struggle to serve them. Politico

UNEVEN SPREAD Charter schools around the city are serving proportionally fewer homeless students than traditional public schools. New York Times

WHERE’S THE WI-FI? A look at the best and worst schools in Brooklyn when it comes to access to computer science education. Patch, Chalkbeat (Dec. 7)

BIG WINNER Patrice Bridgewater, a teacher at Bedford Academy High School, was one of seven local educators honored with a Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics. Patch

GREEN CHARTER A public hearing on a newly planned “green” charter school on Staten Island’s North Shore was held Thursday night. Staten Island Advance

CAFETERIA CRITTERS A closer look at which school cafeterias were identified as having mice, roaches and other vermin in a recent report. Queens Tribune

TEACHER PREVAILS A state appeals court ruled Tuesday that teacher Ericka Bolt was wrongly fired from P.S. 199 in the Bronx. New York Law Journal

SLUGGER’S SURPRISE Children in Rego Park who participate in afterschool programs run by Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation got a surprise visit Wednesday — from Jeter himself. DNAinfo

SEEKING EQUITY Editorial: Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa criticized unequal funding for the state’s schools in an editorial board interview held Tuesday. Journal News

EDUCATION UNDER TRUMP Reporter Dana Goldstein discusses the future of education under President-elect Trump. WNYC