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Rise & Shine: Houston’s Richard Carranza will be the next New York City Schools chancellor

Good morning! Assuming there are no more surprises, Houston's Richard Carranza will be the next leader of the nation's largest school system. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement just days after Miami superintendent Alberto Carvalho publicly snubbed the position by turning it down on live television. This time, the mayor's pick was in New York City to accept the job and outline his vision for schools.

There is still much to learn about Carranza, a lifelong educator who ran school systems in Houston and San Francisco. However, so far, he seems a lot like the city's outgoing Chancellor Carmen Fariña, both in terms of his personal background and educational philosophy. We also outlined seven things you should know about the new chancellor. (Fun fact: He is an accomplished mariachi musician.)

— Monica

 

CHANCELLOR NEWS Houston’s Richard Carranza will be the next leader of the nation’s largest school system, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. Chalkbeat, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post, WNYC, NY1, Politico New York, Staten Island Advance, NBC New York, CBS New York, Houston Chronicle

MIRROR MIRROR On day one, the new pick seemed a lot like outgoing Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Chalkbeat

Editorial: That means if you did not like the last four years of education policy in New York City, you are probably out of luck. New York Daily News

MARIACHI MUSICIAN The new chancellor has stayed connected to his roots though mariachi music. New York Times

THE BASICS Here are seven things to know about the new schools chief. Chalkbeat

SALARY HIKE Carranza will make over $100,000 more than retiring Chancellor Carmen Fariña. New York Daily News

NEWS REACTION Education insiders across New York City reacted to the news. Chalkbeat

DEAR COLLEAGUES Carranza penned a letter to educators across the city, which was released shortly after the announcement. Chalkbeat

PROCESS PROBLEMS Opinion: After the Carvalho fiasco, Mayor Bill de Blasio should have reset and made the chancellor search process more transparent, writes Errol Louis, political anchor at NY1. New York Daily News

GOOD LUCK Editorial: There are some promising signs in Carranza’s history that could make him a good chancellor. New York Post

DREAMERS A Bronx teacher explains what it is like to watch her undocumented students struggle to attend college because they do not qualify for financial aid. Chalkbeat

PERFECT ATTENDANCE In the episode “showing up,” a journalist explains how a high school program helped improve student attendance. New York Times podcast

SCHOOL SAFETY New York State Senate Republicans are pushing to put more armed officers in schools. Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, New York Daily News, Newsday

TEACHER STRIKE The West Virginia teacher strike continued into Monday. WNYC, New York Times