Rise & Shine: City names new principals for two of its most troubled high schools

MEET THE NEW BOSSES  Longtime Bronx assistant principal Grecian Harrison will take over Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls High School, a floundering school whose turnaround principal recently left. Principal Kevin Bryant, who currently runs a small school inside Automotive High School’s Greenpoint, Brooklyn campus, will now run both of those schools. Chalkbeat, Wall Street Journal, New York Post

Some Boys and Girls staffers and alumni had rallied behind a different candidate: the popular principal of a small high school on Boys and Girls’ campus. A local city councilman called it “grossly unfair” for the city to bring in a principal from outside the community. Chalkbeat, New York Times, Schoolbook

JOBS REPORT A New York-based advocacy group wants every high school student to have a paid summer internship, a plan that would require revamping the city’s current summer jobs program. Chalkbeat

STRUCTURAL DAMAGE A researcher who looked at New York City middle schools found that buildings with poor air quality, leaking roofs, or other problems discouraged some students from attending class, which resulted in their earning lower test scores. Chalkbeat

RETHINKING EVERYTHING In a First Person piece, the leaders of an education nonprofit explain how they’ve changed their thinking after a star student attended the State of the Union, then dropped out of college. Chalkbeat

PERSISTENCE For the second time this year, education department officials are claiming that an arbitrator wrongfully tossed a sexual-harassment charge against a teacher, and are taking the rare step of filing suit to have his decision overturned. New York Post