Rise & Shine: School transfers just got easier for New York City students

TRANSFERS Switching schools — a notoriously difficult task in New York City for the past decade — just got easier. New city regulations allow parents to request a transfer for their child if he or she “is not progressing or achieving academically or socially.” Chalkbeat

COLLEGE ACCESS Applying for college will be a little more affordable for 37,500 New York City students. Low-income high school seniors applying for City University of New York schools will have their application fee eliminated starting this October. ChalkbeatNew York TimesWNYCNew York Daily NewsNY1

TESTING TESTING Scores on the SAT are down slightly in New York, following a nationwide trend. The average score here: 1,467. New York Daily News

METRO WAIT The charter operator Success Academy says they are still waiting for MetroCards for 350 of their students in Harlem and Brooklyn. New York Post

HAPPY TEACHERS A report by WalletHub finds New York State teachers rank seventh in the country for teacher pay and job satisfaction. Staten Island Live

MILLIONS FOR MAGNETS Two districts in Brooklyn and two districts in Queens have been awarded millions in federal grant money for magnets, which can be used in integration efforts. NY1

UWS REZONING Elected officials have joined the fight against a controversial rezoning proposal in the Upper West Side. DNAinfo

MAKING ROOM An overcrowded district could get a new middle school for 600 students in East Elmhurst. DNAinfo 

NEW CHARTER A new, multi-story charter school may go up in Clinton Hill, but the plan is still in the early stages. DNAinfo

BUS CAMERAS Staten Island Live asks: would video cameras on school buses help prevent reckless driving? Staten Island Live

NEVER TRUMP? Wagner College students watching the presidential debate on Staten Island weren’t big Donald Trump fans. Staten Island Live

CHARTER RALLY The pro-charter group Families for Excellent Schools says the rapper Common will perform at a rally in Brooklyn in Sept. 28. New York Daily News

PREFERRED PRONOUNS Though some transitioning or gender non-conforming students may welcome the chance to announce their preferred gender in class, others may feel “outed” by the experience, says one professor. New York Times