Rise & Shine: Charter schools post lower rates of chronic absenteeism than district schools, report finds

ATTENDANCE GAP The city’s charter schools post better attendance rates and lower rates of chronic absenteeism than their traditional district counterparts, according to a new report from a pro-charter group. Chalkbeat

ARTS EDUCATION There are more full-time art teachers in city classrooms than at any point in the last decade. And, for the first time, every elementary school offers at least one art class. DNAinfo, New York Daily News, New York 1

TEACHABLE MOMENT Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña offered a lesson on one of her favorite Picasso paintings for eight Brooklyn high school students. New York Daily News

TRUMP’S AMERICA Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa has a reminder for undocumented families: You are welcome here. New York Daily News

COLLEGE READY? Fifteen of the city’s 34 Renewal high schools had lower college readiness rates this year compared with last year, according to an analysis by the pro-charter group Families for Excellent Schools. New York Post

EARLY EDUCATION Opinion: Research on early childhood development makes a compelling case that in his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump should focus on nurturing young children even before they’re elligible for school. World Economic Forum

NEW SCHOOL A charter school serving students with dyslexia could open on Staten Island as soon as 2018. DNAinfo

TEACHING AWARD Meet Patrice Bridgewater-Daniel, a teacher at Brooklyn’s Bedford Academy High School, whose math instruction is being honored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. DNAinfo

EIGHTH GRADE AUTHORS Students at Unity Preparatory Charter School debuted a book of short memoirs Wednesday at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena bookstore. DNAinfo