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Rise & Shine: Advocates call for fast fix on overhauling special education complaint system

UNJUST DELAYS Special education advocates want school officials to make immediate fixes to the complaint system that flouts legal deadlines and leaves kids without needed services. Chalkbeat

LUNCH BOOST Offering all students free lunch improves academic performance, according to a new study of New York City middle school lunch programs. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL MOVES The progressive and popular Academy of Arts & Letters might move from the Fort Greene home it shares with P.S. 20 to merge with Bed-Stuy’s P.S.305. Chalkbeat

DIVERSE BY DESIGN A deep dive into the changing demographics at Arts & Letters offers lessons on how schools can integrate in meaningful ways. Bklyner

MURKY ADMISSIONS Of New York City’s 157 selective high schools, only 20 posted their specific criteria for evaluating students online, or gave their rubrics to researchers when requested, a report found. Wall Street Journal

VOTING CONTROVERSY Murray Hill’s P.S. 116 is among a handful of schools slated to pilot the city’s early voting program, sparking parents concerns about safety during the 10-day period where voters will walk through the cafeteria, school yard and pre-K hallways to the polling booths. CBS

SPORTING LIFE Friday night football in Tottenville, Lincoln basketball against Jefferson, and Molloy against St. Francis Prep in softball are among the must-see high school sport events this year. New York Post

CAMPUS TECH To increase the number of grads in tech, five CUNY campuses — Brooklyn, Queens, Medgar Evers and John Jay colleges, and the College of Staten Island — are each getting $2 million to expand their tech programs. Daily News, Staten Island Advance

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