Rise & Shine: New York City releases much-anticipated diversity plan

DIVERSITY PLAN New York City released its long-awaited plan to promote diversity in city schools, which sets measurable goals, creates an advisory group and changes policies in middle and high school admissions. But critics say the plan does too little to tackle school segregation. Chalkbeat, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post, WNYC, Politico New York, NY1, DNAinfo, Gothamist

The city released the plan with little fanfare and no public appearances from city officials. Chalkbeat

One of the most significant policy changes in the plan will eliminate “limited unscreened” admissions, which has posed problems for low-income families and is vulnerable to abuse. Chalkbeat

City officials also plan to create online applications for middle and high schools. DNAinfo

PRINCIPAL PICK The principals union endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio for re-election. New York Daily News

STUDENT POWER A group of middle school students created a City Council bill to help LGBT students. New York Daily News

CHARTER SECTOR A report from the New York City Charter School Center shows neighborhoods that are “especially primed” for charter school growth. The 74

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP New York students can apply for the state’s new scholarship that offers free college tuition for certain students starting Wednesday. Newsday

CHARTER CAP Opinion: New York should get rid of the charter school cap, writes Charles Sahm, director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute. New York Daily News

CHANCELLOR SEARCH Opinion: The mayoral control debate should focus on how to conduct a search for a new chancellor, writes David Bloomfield, professor of education, law, and public policy at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Gotham Gazette

RULING SCHOOLS Editorial: Mayor Bill de Blasio should compromise with Senate Republicans in order to secure mayoral control. New York Post

GOOD APPLE Staten Island officials are collecting nominations for an award that honors outstanding educators. Staten Island Advance

SAVE A LIFE A Queens math teacher performed CPR on a student in October. New York Daily News

MONEY MATTERS Though U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says school spending does not raise student outcomes, recent research suggests that it does. Chalkbeat