Rise & Shine: New York City students discuss school safety with Mayor Bill de Blasio

Good morning! Mayor Bill de Blasio convened a town hall on Thursday to discuss school safety with New York City students, many of whom questioned the use of metal detectors in schools. Also, the city's incoming Chancellor Richard Carranza faced a gender discrimination lawsuit when he ran the San Francisco Unified School District. City officials, however, say they knew about the lawsuit and determined the allegations were false before hiring Carranza.

Plus, a Staten Island elementary school has decided to start preparing students for college in kindergarten. The school hosted a grand opening for its new college center on Thursday.

— Monica

LAWSUIT City officials knew that New York City’s incoming chancellor was involved in a gender discrimination lawsuit but said they determined the allegations were “completely false.” Chalkbeat

Some parents and lawmakers argued that Carranza is the wrong pick for chancellor because of the past accusations. New York Daily News

READY FOR COLLEGE A Staten Island elementary school is embarking on a bold new experiment to increase college-readiness among students, starting in kindergarten. Chalkbeat

TOWN HALL Students criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest plan to make schools safer at a recent town hall. ChalkbeatNew York Daily News, New York Post, NY1, Wall Street Journal

GUN VIOLENCE As long as students receive permission from their parents they will not be penalized for attending a protest against gun violence. Wall Street Journal, New York Post

Students participating in the protest will also have the chance to register to vote. New York Daily News

FOIL REQUEST The Department of Education still has not released records on teacher misconduct, 467 business days after The 74 requested the documents under New York’s Freedom of Information Law. The 74

INJURED STUDENTS Several Stuyvesant High School students were injured when a musical prop collapsed on Thursday night. New York Daily News

HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS Only two black students and five Hispanic students were admitted to Staten Island Technical High School. Staten Island Advance

GRADE SCANDAL An administrator at DeWitt Clinton High School changed the grades of hundreds of students, according to a teacher. New York Post

LEFT BEHIND The incoming schools chancellor leaves behind a difficult situation in Houston. WNYC