Rise & Shine: Two charter schools in Brooklyn will close at the end of this year

Good morning! New York City falls just below average in a new national analysis that examines how school systems help students improve over time. However, among large, high-poverty districts the city is better than average.

Also, two charter elementary schools in Brooklyn will be shuttered at the end of this year after they received word from SUNY that they were likely to be turned down for renewal. The schools got off to a rocky start and struggled to show signs of academic promise.


STUDENT GROWTH In a new study of student growth, New York City falls just below the middle of the pack. Chalkbeat, WNYC

SCHOOL CLOSURE Two charter schools, Citizens of the World Williamsburg and Citizens of the World Crown Heights, are slated to close at the end of this year. Chalkbeat

PRIVATE SCHOOLS New York’s top education officials are clarifying guidance about educational requirements in private schools, sparking concern among some private school advocates. Wall Street Journal

BEATING BULLYING New York City is spending $8 million on anti-bullying initiatives. Education Week

SUIT UP A Harlem principal who brought staffers to a Queens bathhouse went back to his job. New York Post

FORMER PRINCIPAL A former principal is suspended for a year without pay after she was found to have inappropriate texts and photographs, though she says the photographs were planted by an ex-boyfriend. New York Post, New York Daily News