New York

Rise & Shine: ‘I wanted to be the teacher that I wished I had’

HOW I TEACH After a brief stint as a substitute teacher, this Brooklyn language arts teacher headed back to the classroom to be the teacher she wished she had. Chalkbeat

MONEY MATTERS The city is helping families in one Queens school district pay for college by starting savings accounts for kindergarteners, a pilot program that will include 10,000 students over three years. DNA infoWall Street JournalNY1New York Post

TALK IT OUT Plans to co-locate another school at Boys and Girls High School in Bed-Stuy have been met with anger by community members who say they have been left out of the conversation. DNAinfo

KEEP IT COOL A high school with a focus on fashion is trying to raise $100,000 to install air conditioners in its design rooms, where dozens of sewing machines produce sweltering heat. DNAinfo 

UNLIKELY FARMERS Across New York City, students learn to farm in an urban landscape. NPR

SCHOOL SEGREGATION Opinion: “Fussing over the racial composition of the city’s schools should be the last thing education advocates worry about. Certain charter-school models have demonstrated that an entirely black, Latino and underprivileged student population can excel, and even outperform, wealthy suburban districts where most of the kids are white.” New York Post

PHASE OUT P.S. 282 in Park Slope will make room for more elementary school students by phasing out its middle school. DNA infoChalkbeat (Nov. 4)

VISITORS WELCOME Catholic elementary schools on Staten Island will host tours for prospective families. Staten Island Advance