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Rise & Shine: What to know if you’re worried about lead exposure

Good morning!

In the wake of new education department disclosures that nearly 1,000 classrooms have peeling lead paint, we've rounded up a list of expert answers to questions you might be wondering about, including what you should you do if your child spent time in a classroom with peeling lead paint, and how exposure can affect adults.

Also in today's roundup, some activists in Red Hook and Gowanus say the city's proposals to promote integration and reduce overcrowding in District 15 elementary schools don't adequately take into account the needs of one of the area's lowest-performing schools and argue the city should slow the process down.

—Alex Zimmerman, reporter

FAQ Here’s what you should know if you’re concerned about lead exposure at your school. Chalkbeat

HITTING PAUSE A collection of Brooklyn activists are asking the education department to take a slower approach to changing elementary school district lines to reduce overcrowding and promote integration in District 15. Chalkbeat

GO SLOW Municipalities in New York will soon be allowed to mount cameras on school buses to issue traffic tickets to people who illegally pass. Politico New York, New York Post

PROTEST A group of protestors surrounded Chancellor Richard Carranza’s car in Brooklyn and called for him to be fired. New York Post

OUT OF POCKET Students typically receive free MetroCards, but they don’t count for express buses, which run $6.75 each way. At least one lawmaker is calling for a discount. New York Daily News

SPECIAL ED One Bronx city councilor wants to move special education services to the health department, but advocates caution against the proposal. Brooklyn Eagle