Rise & Shine: Student injured in terror attack returned to school the next day

Good morning.

The terror attack in Lower Manhattan this week left eight people dead and over a dozen wounded. But it also showcased New Yorkers' resiliency and resolve. Immediately after the attack, educators at the nearby schools sprang into action, pulling students inside and locking down their buildings. The following day, a student and a teacher who were injured in the rampage were back in class.

Read their inspiring stories, and about a counterintuitive study that found teachers who are good at raising students' scores aren't so great at making them happy.

Have a great weekend.
— Patrick

TRUE GRIT One of the two students who was injured Tuesday when a man rammed a pickup truck into a school bus insisted on returning to school the following day so that he could maintain his perfect attendance. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News, ABC News, NBC News

CREDIT DUE A teacher at Stuyvesant High School who was also injured in the terror attack also returned to school the next day — “to his great credit,” the mayor said. New York Post, Politico New York

BEARING WITNESS Students used their cellphones to communicate with loved ones after the attack, but also to view grisly videos of the rampage. New York Times

GROWTH SPURT Parents welcomed the expansion of a Bronx elementary school. Riverdale Press

SCHOOL’S OUT AltSchool, the education-technology startup backed by Mark Zuckerberg, is closing its school in Manhattan. Business Insider

SAD SCORES When teachers are good at raising students’ test scores, their students tend to be less happy, a new study finds. Chalkbeat