Rise & Shine: NYC to fill information gap for students with disabilities searching for high schools

SURVEY SAYS Only 13 percent of district and charter buildings that serve high school grades are fully accessible for students with disabilities. The New York City Department of Education is collecting more information about accessibility to help families through the difficult high school selection process. Chalkbeat

CAMP OUT The weather is getting warmer. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about summer camps for your kids. Here’s a roundup of STEM-themed opportunities. DNAinfo

SURPRISE SCHOLARSHIPS Ellen DeGeneres presented scholarships to the graduating class at Summit Academy in Red Hook. NY1

ATTACK AD A new ad campaign rips Gov. Andrew Cuomo on education spending, comparing his stances to President Donald Trump. New York Daily News

WANTED: NEW PRINCIPAL Townsend Harris students rallied Friday at City Hall against Interim Acting Principal Rosemarie Jahoda. New York Daily News

LEARNING TO THINK Here’s how a pre-K classroom in New York City encourages students to think deeply with the Reggio Emilia model. Education Week

EDUCATION CONNECTION Federal prosecutors are probing whether Mayor Bill de Blasio helped a political donor by playing a role in the reopening a Brooklyn religious school that had been closed for safety violations. New York Post

PRIVACY CONCERNS The former principal of Automotive High School, now heading a school on Long Island, is accused of violating privacy regulations by naming suspended students in a staff newsletter. New York Post 

WHAT’S IT MEAN? Here’s a guide to understanding the latest round of results from lead testing at schools. WNYC 

And here’s what you should know about results on Staten Island. Staten Island Advance

SEX ED Since 2009, there have been almost 1,000 complaints claiming Department of Education employees had an inappropriate relationship with a student. Almost 150 were substantiated. New York Post 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY St. Peter’s Boys High School on Staten Island celebrates its centennial this year. Staten Island Advance

ACT NOW There’s more time to sign up for Pre-K for All after the deadline was extended. Staten Island Advance 

FOOD FIGHT Funding for school lunches could be threatened by Trump’s spending plans. City Limits

STANDING UP After the Trump White House reversed protections for transgender youth, students from across the city protested and shared their stories. Village Voice

BRAIN FOOD  Schools are using tips from researchers to encourage more kids to eat their vegetables. Wall Street Journal

CHOICES It’s time to apply to charter schools. The common application is due in April. amNY.com