We are resending Rise & Shine as a report analysis we linked to was subsequently corrected, and we want to acknowledge the change. Across the state, 27 percent of students who are eligible for summer meals didn't get them last year and are potentially going hungry, although that dismal figure still puts New York above most states, the new report has found. In the city, the department launched a summer meals task force in April to address the issue and is working on increasing meal outreach, but the city could still be doing much more to help meals reach families, according to the separate analysis. (See Chalkbeat's report earlier this month on how the city got off to a rocky start with communication snafus and meals going to waste.)
The city reached a $300,000 settlement with a teen from Brooklyn who says staffers at her former school dismissed her concerns when she told them a classmate had recorded his rape of her and shared it with other students, the New York Post reports.
And a new program aims to combat the summer slide by providing free art, music, and dance classes, as well as free meals, to New York City students.
— Zipporah Osei, reporter