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LITTLE LEARNERS A Bronx school has changed the way it teaches its youngest students to read in an effort to set students on the right educational track. The Hechinger Report
SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOLS Integration advocates say the city could change admissions at five specialized high schools that were designated by the city — but city officials worry such a move would be legally challenged. Politico
SOUND OFF Some city schools record unhealthy levels of noise from surrounding construction sites, traffic, and other street sounds. City Limits
PROBE PENDING A teacher who was accused of stepping on students’ backs during a lesson on slavery and a principal who reportedly barred lessons on black history month are still under investigation but remain on the city’s payroll. New York Daily News
SCHOOL’S OUT Opinion: The drop in students attending summer school means that “unprepared” students will be promoted to the next grade. New York Post
SAFETY FIRST A former College of Staten Island professor invented an alert system that allows teachers to call for help in the event of a school shooting. Staten Island Advance
SUIT UP A 5-year-old girl fell through the bleachers and fractured her skull at the Tottenville High School athletic fields, according to a lawsuit. Staten Island Advance