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Rise & Shine: Why some NYC parents created a school for dyslexic students

READING CRISIS A pioneering Staten Island school, experts say, underscores systemic failures within the city education system for students with dyslexia. Chalkbeat + The City

STILL WAITING Many students with disabilities have waited for services for months, despite orders from administrative hearing offices, according to a motion filed in federal court. Chalkbeat + The City, New York Daily News

G+T While reassuring parents that nothing would change this year, Chancellor Richard Carranza previewed the questions his department will be asking about gifted and talented programs: What’s the best way to identify children as gifted, and what type of curriculum should they learn from? Chalkbeat, New York Post

ALL-CLEAR After months of criticism, the city says it has remediated roughly 1,800 classrooms that posed a lead risk for young children and will start testing cafeterias and libraries for the toxin. Chalkbeat

BACKLASH The mayor and chancellor are still facing criticism from city politicians on their handling of testing for lead in classrooms and backlash on the diversity group’s recommendations for gifted and talented programs. CBS New York

SHSAT DEBATE Opinion: Larry Cary, president of the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, counters supporters of eliminating the admissions exam for specialized high schools, arguing that the test and the law behind it were not rooted in racism. New York Daily News

THE ROAD AHEAD As families prepare for the first day of school, they’ll have a slew of issues on their minds, from seeking a better-run school bus system to awaiting a city response to recommendations from the School Diversity Advisory Group. New York Daily News

‘DEAR WHITE TEACHER’ Some new city teachers received a book with an essay titled “Dear White Teacher,” which tells white educators not to be afraid to discipline black students. New York Post

Opinion: Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza should “heed the advice” from the essay. New York Post

ENROLLMENT While enrollment in schools across New York has shrunk over the past ten years, numbers slightly jumped in New York City. New York Post

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