Rise & Shine: NYSUT sits out governor’s race, again

Good morning! Wednesday was my first day back at Chalkbeat after three lovely months with my new son and I was nervous. Could I possibly find the day's education news as fascinating as Gabriel's latest skills (he just started grabbing toys, since you asked)?

I shouldn't have been worried: As always, team Chalkbeat and the education world are keeping things interesting — with useful hints from a thoughtful teacher, insights about what helps students learn, and news to inform education voters. Oh, and a push to replace Betsy DeVos with someone else who has given big to hometown schools. Read on to learn more and have a great day.

—Philissa Cramer, managing editor

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PUBLIC OPINION A petition to replace U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with Lebron James has 8,000 signatures and counting. Newsweek

SITTING IT OUT For the third gubernatorial election in a row, the state teachers union won’t endorse anyone. Albany Times-Union, Politico

HOW I TEACH Our latest educator profile is of a Harlem math teacher who grades students the way they’ll be graded in college. Chalkbeat

PARTIAL CREDIT The New York Post says the city’s no-longer-secret SHSAT study undermines the city’s argument for changing specialized high schools admissions in an editorial that overstates the study’s findings.

WHAT WORKS A program to give students extra help during spring break helped them in multiple ways, a new study finds. Chalkbeat

SUMMER SCHOOL VIOLENCE A teenager was stabbed inside a Brooklyn middle school after fleeing there to escape an attack. New York Post

BE AFRAID Some school supplies are loaded with toxic substances, according to a study by a public interest group. New York Times

LAWSUIT A former counselor at Queens’ Humanities and the Arts High School says her principal sexually harassed her, then retaliated after she complained. N.Y. Daily News

FLASHBACK Former chancellor Joel Klein reflects on his tenure leading the city’s schools, from 2002 to 2010. The 74

EXTRA CREDIT Hundreds of teens delivered a petition to City Hall Wednesday asking the city to stop using arrests and criminal citations for minor offenses in schools.

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