Rise & Shine: Group tasked with advising Mayor de Blasio on school integration slowly takes shape

Good morning! Five months after the city announced a plan to address school segregation, city officials are assembling a team that will help them put the plan into action. Two additional members have recently been named to the executive committee of a group advising the mayor: Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation who is a longtime proponent of socioeconomic integration; and Amy Hsin, associate professor of sociology at Queens College.

Also, Success Academy is purchasing a six-figure ad campaign that demands school space.

— Monica

SHAPE UP Behind the scenes, city officials have been recruiting potential members for an advisory group that is charged with addressing school segregation. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL SPACE Success Academy is launching an ad campaign that accuses Mayor Bill de Blasio of “discriminating” against charter school students for failing to provide them with school space. New York Daily News

ADULT LEARNERS For those who struggled in high school, it is difficult to get a high-school equivalency diploma. New York Post

NEW PARTNERSHIP New York state’s education department is partnering with College Board to help students prepare for tests like the SAT. Journal News

SAY CHEESE High school students are increasingly interested in analog photography classes. New York Times

LEAD LEVELS A teacher says she grew ill after drinking from a school water fountain with elevated lead levels. New York Post

PRIVATE SPACE New schools are disrupting the small batch of elite institutions that have dominated the private school landscape in New York City for years. New York Times

LEARN TO WRITE Opinion: Schools should teach cursive, writes Sheena Hervey, a the chief academic officer at Generation Ready. New York Post

BAD BEHAVIOR An assistant principal has been accused of asking female students to let him be their “boyfriend.” New York Post

COLLEGE THANKSGIVING Opinion: The first Thanksgiving as a first-generation college student can be tough. New York Times