Rise & Shine: Where’s the new agreement governing safety agents in NYC schools?
Schools were a much different place when former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the NYPD drafted an agreement laying out the role of safety agents in schools. Critics say the agreement is out of step with city's current, less-punitive approaches to discipline and Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has pledged an overhaul is coming soon. But that was more than a year ago, and some city councilmen say they have "serious concerns" about the delay.
Something else that hasn't changed in many years: New York City's status as a district that falls short when it comes to serving students with disabilities.
Christina Veiga, reporter
DELAYED DECISION It’s been more than a year since city officials promised a new agreement would be approved that outlines the role of safety agents in schools. A pair of city councilmen are asking raising questions about that. Chalkbeat
FIXING SPECIAL ED New York Regents demanded action after the state and New York City persisted on the fed’s list of districts that need help complying with special education laws. Chalkbeat
EAT YOUR VEGGIES New York City schools will observe “Meatless Mondays,” foregoing animal products except dairy and eggs. Politico, Wall Street Journal, NY1
ON THE CLOCK Mayor Bill de Blasio said it’s unacceptable that some students have lunch well before noon. New York Daily News
STUDENTS OF COLOR MATTER Students occupied the hallways of Bronx Fieldston well into the night in protest of how the private school has handled the revelation that some students made a racist video. New York Daily News, New York Post
DOLLARS AND SENSE Opinion: Rather than boosting the education budget statewide, lawmakers should focus on needy districts. New York Daily News
MAP QUEST A Staten Island student is heading to the state National Geographic Bee, which tests kids’ geographical knowledge. Staten Island Advance
MISTY EYED A Brooklyn student accidentally set off a can of pepper spray in class, sending some students to the hospital for treatment.PIX 11
CAUGHT ON CAMERA A mother whose son was killed by a speeding car advocated for more speed cameras near schools. Brooklyn Eagle
PRE-K FOR ALL The education department is helping homeless families sign their children up for pre-K. Gothamist