Rise & Shine: Making sure future teachers are ready to talk about race

Good morning!

This morning, hear from a New York City educator who went from never talking about race in her classroom, to making sure future teachers are equipped to be culturally responsive.

Plus, four more high schools are changing their admissions to try to create a more diverse student enrollment — including some coveted schools in Manhattan's District 2.


— Christina Veiga, reporter

FIRST PERSON A New York City educator reflects on how she went from “woefully unprepared when it came to cultural competency” in the classroom, to helping other teachers tackle issues of race. Chalkbeat

STUDENT DIVERSITY Some coveted high schools will give low-income students priority in admissions next year, including the sought-after Baruch and Lab schools in Manhattan’s District 2. New York Daily News

NO BOLOGNA The New York City Council has banned processed meats from school lunch menus. Grub Street

APPLICATION SEASON The online application for New York City charter schools is now live. Staten Island Advance

SOUND OFF Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza recently reiterated his criticism of gifted programs during a conversation with local news organizations. Kings County Politics

BIRDS AND BEES A Brooklyn woman leads after-school sex ed classes to help fill in gaps that school lessons may leave. New York Post