New York

Rise & Shine: Why charter leaders enjoy an extra buffer from public-records laws

FOILED Top officials at Success Academy other charter networks argue they aren’t entirely subject to public records laws because they are employed by private charter management organizations, which have fewer obligations to disclose information. Chalkbeat

NEW YEAR As schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña kicks off her fourth school year, here’s what her core group of deputies have been working on, and what’s on their agenda this school year. Chalkbeat

ADMISSIONS APP The Heckscher Foundation for Children has financed a new mobile app designed to point low-income students in New York City toward higher-performing high schools. Wall Street Journal

TFA TALK Charissa Fernández, executive director of Teach for America’s New York office, explains what ending DACA could mean for the organization. City & State

GETTING TO GRADUATION Bronx charter school KIPP NYC College Prep is getting far more of its students through college than average by instituting a rigorous — and expensive — process that tracks every piece of data and gives students lots of advising support. The 74

TEACHER CERTIFICATION Opinion: SUNY’s proposal to allow charter schools to certify their own teachers is a worthwhile policy, according to Frederick Hess and Brendan Bell of the American Enterprise Institute. National Review

HEALTH REPORT LGBTQ students are more likely to experience bullying, homelessness, and depression, according to a new report. New York Daily News

BUS INCIDENT A 9-year-old student suffered a seizure after a school bus driver reportedly refused to let the boy off the bus. New York Daily News

BAD BEHAVIOR A staffer at P.S. 174 William Sidney Mount Elementary School in Queens reportedly saw a man peering into a school bathroom. New York Post

NEW STANDARDS New York has replaced the Common Core with a new set of learning standards. Staten Island Advance, Chalkbeat (Sept. 11)