New York

Rise & Shine: NYC’s school improvement strategy is still murky

Good morning!

Back in February, Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced their plan to phase out the city's controversial and expensive Renewal turnaround program in favor of a new school improvement initiative. But months later, school principals, union leaders, and even those charged with supporting schools on the ground are in the dark about what to expect, making it difficult to plan for next year.

Also in today's roundup, read about a school turnaround effort that actually hurt school performance, and a first-of-its-kind national study that sheds light on whether charter schools exacerbate segregation.

—Alex Zimmerman, reporter

TURNAROUND TALK Months after top city officials began winding down Mayor Bill de Blasio’s school turnaround program, school leaders are still unsure what support to expect from the city. Chalkbeat

A North Carolina effort designed to improve schools by deploying coaches backfired, leading to slightly lower test scores and higher teacher turnover. Chalkbeat

FACT FINDING Charter schools contribute to school segregation, according to a new national study, but only modestly. Chalkbeat

YESHIVA INVESTIGATION Advocates criticized the city for dragging its feet in its investigation of whether religious Jewish schools are delivering an adequate education. NY1, New York Daily News

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott signed a letter in support of the police after officers were doused with water. New York Times