Rise & Shine: What does teacher diversity look like in your district? A new analysis has the answer.
Good morning! Welcome back to school for those who missed class at the end of last week in the wake of the "bomb cyclone." Nearly half of New York City students stayed home on Friday after the storm, prompting teachers to share stories of sparsely attended classes.
While you get into full swing, check out a new analysis provided to Chalkbeat by Education Trust-New York that zeroes in on teacher diversity in New York City. We pulled out five takeaways from the data and also have a searchable database with student and teacher demographics in each of the city's 32 community school districts.
TEACHER DIVERSITY A new analysis by Education Trust-New York zeroes in on teacher and student diversity in each of the city’s 32 community school districts. Chalkbeat
BOMB CYCLONE Just over half of New York City students attended school the day after a winter storm blasted the city. Chalkbeat, NY1
STRUGGLING SCHOOL At one of the city’s newly designated “Rise” schools, those who work there say the school is still struggling. New York Post
The reported conditions are concerning enough that City Council is looking into the situation. New York Post
COMMUNITY CORNER Opinion: Members of the Community Education Council in District 3 write that if the mayor retains control of schools, he should engage in “serious, respectful, and sustained conversation” with the community. Gotham Gazette
CHECKMATE Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School won the city’s chess championship on Sunday. New York Daily News
PIZZA MONEY The city’s teachers union spent thousands of dollars on food, including buying bagels and pizza. New York Post
BATTLE BREWING A teacher claims she was humiliated by a student video and the school principal did not respond appropriately, according to a complaint filed against the school. New York Post
BROKEN BONES A student fractured both of his wrists at school, though his injuries were not noticed by teachers and staff, according to the boy’s mother. New York Daily News