Rise & Shine: Fariña encourages classroom discussions after Florida shooting

THE AFTERMATH After the Florida shooting, schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña reassured families on Thursday that the city’s schools are safe and encouraged educators to talk about what happened. Chalkbeat, NY1, amNY

Across the country, the shooting elicited both terror and anger — and raised debates that are far from settled about how to keep American students safe. Chalkbeat

FOILED PLOT A former Harlem charter school teacher and his brother were arrested for stockpiling explosive materials and paying students to help them make bombs in their apartment. Politico New York, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post, NY1, Washington Post, New York Times

PRINCIPAL PROTEST Students and parents are calling for the education department to fire a Bronx principal who allegedly blocked black history lessons. New York Daily News

SHOOTING THREAT Two students from Brooklyn Prospect Charter School were arrested after threatening to shoot people at school. New York Post, New York Daily News

A LEGAL MATTER A former Bronx physical education teacher claims that he was fired in part because he is white. New York Post

BAD BEHAVIOR A former Staten Island teacher who resigned after making a sex tape with a student was hired by the Newark school district. New York Post, Asbury Park Press

NO SCHOOL New York City schools are closed Friday in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Time Out New York