Rise & Shine: Voices calling for district-wide desegregation are getting louder

DEMANDING DIVERSITY Advocates who have long pushed for district-wide desegregation are hoping their time has come, but they still face stiff resistance. Chalkbeat

NEW GIFTED SLOTS More than 100 students from underserved neighborhoods in the Bronx and central Brooklyn landed seats in gifted programs under a new city experiment. Daily News

BIG WIN Manhattan’s P.S. 9 won the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize, a $25,000 award issued by Teaching Matters, for working to increase teacher collaboration. Chalkbeat

TESTING TECH Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa called New York State’s first computerized testing pilot a “resounding success.” Chalkbeat

SAFER SCHOOLS Editorial: New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton explain their approach to school safety. Daily News

TEAMING UP The city’s education and police departments are reviewing how metal detectors are used in local schools. Daily News

CUNY TUITION Some New York City Council members want to make CUNY tuition-free again. But can they succeed? Gotham Gazette

DITCH THE CORE? Editorial: Governor Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force called the standards into question, so why are they still in place? Journal News

ABOUT US An inside look at how Chalkbeat is working to serve education insiders while growing its broader audience. Columbia Journalism Review

TOP MARKS Pamela Wilks, assistant principal at Manhattan Hunter Science High School, works extra hard to get her students what they need. Daily News

CONSENTING ADULTS A Manhattan judge reduced one teacher’s suspension for a classroom tryst, pointing out that both teachers involved had “unblemished records” at the school. New York Post, Daily News

PRINCIPAL PAYBACK Ousted Voyages Preparatory School principal Joan Klingsberg is suing her former lawyer and union, the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators. New York Post