Rise & Shine: Mayor’s budget pitch eliminates longer days at Renewal schools
In a final budget pitch, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposes cutting longer days at struggling schools but has included funding for social workers who assist homeless students. One omission: addressing the pay gap between pre-K teachers working at traditional city schools and their counterparts at centers run by community groups, who could go on strike in May.
And, remember an error earlier this month that caused an admissions mishap at the sought-after Lab High School for Collaborative Studies? A similar mistake cost dozens of students an initial offer to Lab Middle School.
—Reema Amin, reporter
CHOPPING BLOCK The mayor’s budget proposal cuts funding for extended learning hours at struggling schools, but provides dollars for certain social workers and more special education services. Chalkbeat
DEJA VU Fifty-one students were wrongly told they didn’t receive spots at Lab Middle School in Manhattan, discovered about two weeks after a similar error occurred at a high school in the same building. Chalkbeat
MAKING CHOICES School segregation continues to take center stage in New York City’s education conversation. An ambitious plan to tackle the same problem in San Francisco shows that things probably won’t change without wide-scale busing or school zones created deliberately to integrate schools. New York Times
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Opinion: A researcher says the Trump administration is taking school nutrition policy in a dangerous direction, noting improvements at New York City’s school cafeterias. Gotham Gazette