Rise & Shine: Is it too soon to expect academic progress in New York City’s Renewal schools?

MOVING THE GOALPOSTS? Schools in the city’s Renewal turnaround initiative were not assigned new goals this year on measures of attendance and school climate, raising concerns among experts about how the city is judging the program’s progress. Chalkbeat

NOW HIRING Slightly more male teachers of color entered New York City’s classrooms this year, but there’s still a long way to go before the city’s teaching force matches the demographics of its student body. Chalkbeat

DAILY DEVOS In today’s roundup, Betsy DeVos’s family spokesman says she supports gay marriage despite her family’s support of groups that promote “conversation therapy,” and almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education — except DeVos herself. Chalkbeat

SANCTUARY CRACKDOWN Trump has threatened to revoke federal funding from “sanctuary” cities — a move that could cost New York City schools, and which Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to resist. Patch

WALKING TOUR For the first time in years, Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence, will host tours for about 100 New York City seventh-graders each week. New York 1

HOME SWEET HOME Darius, a 17-year-old Park Slope Collegiate student, didn’t think he’d live outside his homeless shelter before leaving high school. But that changed this week when his mom was finally able to land an apartment. The 74

CALL TO ACTION Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña encouraged parents to consider running for seats on their local community education councils. Western Queens Gazette

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS Trump’s promise to dramatically restrict the country’s immigration policies means many undocumented college students face an uncertain future. New York Times