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Rise & Shine: Snow day! All city schools are closed today

  • Schools are closed today, Chancellor Black just announced via email.
  • Principals took home $7 million in bonuses based on last year’s test scores. (Post, NY1, Daily News)
  • A study found that black students and those with special needs are suspended more often. (Daily News)
  • Chancellor Black attended the closure hearing for IS 195, which she visited last week. (NY1, WNYC)
  • For better or worse, Educators 4 Excellence is creating a space in the debate for young teachers. (Post)
  • E4E’s founders explain why they quit teaching to start an education policy group. (Post)
  • Schools that are slated for closure have more high-needs students. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • Only a single parent attended a meeting about JFK High School’s proposed closure. (Riverdale Press)
  • A senior at Frederick Douglass Academy is applying to college while living alone in a shelter. (Times)
  • The high school in Ossining, N.Y., proves diverse schools can have high-level science programs. (Times)
  • College freshman report being more stressed out than ever. (Times)