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Rise & Shine: Districts pushed to stop asking immigration status

  • Many New York State school districts illegally ask about enrollees’ immigration status. (Times)
  • A 14-year-old who allegedly killed his family had been suspended from IS 72’s summer school. (Times)
  • The DOE has so far been mum on its staffer taped calling parents a racial epithet. (Queens Tribune)
  • PS 72 in East Harlem got a new soccer field — on its roof. (NY1)
  • Psychology professors say bullying can stop only if schools understand child development. (Times)
  • A UPenn professor wants to start a business incubator for education entrepreneurs. (AP)
  • Ex-New Yorker Ramon Cortines will step down as Los Angeles’s superintendent next year. (L.A. Times)
  • There is growing concern that the United States’s college completion rate is too low. (Times)
  • Restrictive contracting rules require California schools to overpay for construction. (S.F. Chronicle)
  • Oakland, Calif., has a plan to improve scores by improving students’ social services. (Times)