Rise & Shine: An unintended consequence of school integration

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As more school communities participate in grassroots efforts to promote integration, that diversity can come with an unintended consequence: Significantly less federal funding through Title I. The lost funding — the result of enrolling fewer low-income students — can leave school leaders scrambling to pay for clubs, mental health services, and even teacher training.

Also in today's roundup: The state education department filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block charter schools from being able to certify their own teachers. Their lawsuit follows a similar one filed in October by the state and city teacher unions.


MONEY MATTERS As some schools strive for socioeconomic and racial diversity, they may have to contend with an unintended consequence: Less federal funding for key programs. Chalkbeat

SUIT UP The state education department filed a lawsuit to block new rules that would allow charter schools to certify their own teachers. Chalkbeat,Wall Street Journal, Politico New York

FUNDING FIGHT The entire faculty at Queens Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School wrote a letter describing the consequences of teaching under a strained budget. Washington Post

PRINCIPAL PROBE A Bronx principal is under investigation after students and teachers say she created a hostile environment, including barring a teacher form offering lessons covering black history. New York Daily News

PTA PHOTO The PTA co-president at Brooklyn’s P.S. 118 used a photo that featured people in blackface to advertise a fundraiser. New York Daily News

DANCE DEBATE Some schools are still planning father-daughter dances despite education department guidance to make them gender-neutral. New York Post