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Rise & Shine: NYC’s famed arts high school gets new acting principal in wake of student protests

Good morning, New York.

The city’s education department is recommending Amplify Science as the "core" science curriculum for middle schools. Reema has a report on teachers’ first impressions — and their lingering questions about the curriculum.

LaGuardia High School has a new acting principal in the wake of protests by students against her predecessor who, they charge, was departing too sharply from the school’s famed arts focus.

And owing to a broken system for resolving disputes, some parents are exhausting their savings and putting careers on hold to wage battle with the city over the special education services that their children need but aren't receiving. 

— Sara Mosle, New York bureau chief

EVIDENTIAL The city’s education department is recommending Amplify Science to middle schools, and teachers are sharing their reactions to the new curriculum. Chalkbeat

PARENT TRAP Some parents are depleting their savings and putting careers on hold to fight for the special education services their children need, owing to an inadequate system to resolve battles with the city’s education department. THE CITY

CURTAINS LaGuardia, the famed arts high school, has a new acting principal after its previous head abruptly departed in the wake of student protests, calling for her ouster. The Wall Street Journal

RECALLING TESTIMONY A scholar reviews what black students who were bused in the 1960s or 70s later said about their experiences with integration, owing to numerous histories that have looked at the issue. The Washington Post

NO SOLUTION The Texas policy that requires the state’s elite universities to admit top students from every high school didn’t succeed at increasing diversity or broadening the admissions pipeline, according to preliminary findings of new research. The Hechinger Report

NEW LEAF Second Chance Pell grants and new measures such as ‘Ban the Box’ are giving incarcerated students a chance to earn a college degree — and a shot at a better life. The New York Times, The Hechinger Report

DENYING THE DENIER A high school principal in Florida has been removed from his position over his refusal to state that the Holocaust was a factual historical event. The New York Times 

MARRIED TO THE CLASSROOM The wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro is a longtime public school educator. The Romper 

OUT OF THIS WORLD Hundreds of students participating in an NYPD summer youth program had an opportunity to communicate with astronauts in the space station. The New York Daily News 

ON THE STAND In an ongoing trial, a witness said a student egged classmates on in fatal Bronx school stabbing. The New York Daily News

OPINION: DEFENSIVE POSTURE In response to this same trial, a professor of education and history expresses sympathy for the desire of some parents to install metal detectors in schools to keep their children safe, even if it’s not clear the devices prevent crime. The New York Daily News 

OPINION: THIRD RAIL Two historians describe how school desegregation became an untouchable subject for decades within Democratic politics— and why that should change. The Washington Post

OPINION: PLAYING TO THE AUDIENCE A newspaper’s editorial board denounces Bill de Blasio for sharply criticizing charter schools at a teachers union forum last week. The New York Post