Rise & Shine: New York City students prepare to join nationwide gun violence protests

Good morning! Today promises to be no ordinary day in New York City or in most school systems around the country. At 10 a.m. thousands of students are expected to walk out of class to protest gun violence. We documented some of the reasons New York City students are joining the movement and expect to hear from many more today. Join us live to follow the events as they unfold.

Yesterday we asked you to tell us what your school had planned in response to the nationwide movement. Our inboxes were flooded all day with students and educators who told us about planned protests across the city. Please send your photographs and anecdotes from today's walkout to ny.tips@chalkbeat.org or tag us on Twitter or Facebook.

— Monica

NATIONAL WALKOUT Beginning at 10 a.m., thousands of students from across New York City are expected to flood the streets as part of a nationwide walkout in response to last month’s school shooting in Florida. Chalkbeat, New York Times, Wall Street Journal

Chalkbeat reporters will be covering the events as they unfold all day. Chalkbeat

Editorial: It’s time to let today’s kids lead the fight for gun control. New York Times

Editorial: High school students should use the walkout to register to vote. New York Daily News

STATEN ISLAND Here is everything you need to know about the walkout on Staten Island. Staten Island Advance

MANHATTAN Here is a list of walkouts in Manhattan. Patch

TEACHER TRAINING City council members are calling for cultural sensitivity training in schools. New York Daily News, New York Post

CLEAN TEETH Pre-K teachers could soon have to help children brush their teeth. New York Post, Politico New York

CHANCELLOR CHAT Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, who was recently re-elected to the board, shared her thoughts about school safety and education funding. City&State

SCHOOL SEATS Education department officials unveiled a plan to add more District 75 seats on Staten Island. Staten Island Advance

HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS A new app created by New York University can help students navigate the high school admissions process. The 74

FUNDING BOOST The state’s Democratic-led Assembly is pushing for a $1.5 billion increase in school funding this year. Chalkbeat