Rise & Shine: How some New York City principals run two schools at once

MASTER OF NONE? Despite one of the city’s high-profile “master prinicpals” leaving his post less than two years into the job, the city still believes in the model — which can allow one leader to run two schools at once. Some principals said the arrangement can help schools receive mentorship from a veteran educator, while others said the position is completely overwhelming. Chalkbeat

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS New York has established itself as the capital of the community schools movement, which infuses schools with social services and other supports. But even some of the model’s supporters are worried the focus on one set of solutions could come at the expense of other improvements. Politico New York

Editorial: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s focus on community schools is misguided. New York Post

SUMMER MELT The KIPP charter network is running a program this summer to avoid the “summer melt” — when students accepted to college don’t matriculate by the fall. By offering advice on everything from budgeting to building a social life, KIPP is banking on getting more of its low-income grads to college. Wall Street Journal

CRIME DATA In the first quarter of this year, 13 of the city’s schools posted at least 10 student arrests, summonses or juvenile reports, according to new data released by the NYPD. New York Post

IT’S SETTLED The city agreed to pay $2.7 million to the family of an autistic boy who slipped away from his Queens school and later drowned. New York Daily News, New York Post

BEING MORTAL When Daijha Brown died after suffering from a chronic illness, a New York City teacher told the story of her life. New York Daily News

SUMMER HEAT Even though air conditioning might seem essential, here’s why some New York City schools can’t escape the heat. DNAinfo

BOYS AND GIRLS One parent’s idea for turning around the low-performing Boys and Girls High School? Run it more like a charter school. New York Daily News

TEACHING, NOT TESTING A Colorado school under immense pressure to boost test scores has placed its bet on more challenging, more personal teaching — and zero test prep. Chalkbeat

A VICIOUS CYCLE In many cities with struggling school systems, private philanthropies have stepped in to offer new ideas and money. But not Detroit. And while some say that’s a good thing, others see a vicious cycle: As its schools have gotten worse, so have its chances for attracting outside help. Chalkbeat