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Rise & Shine: As summer school starts, speed cameras are set to disappear from school zones

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For the latest “How I Teach,” we talked to a Brooklyn Latin teacher about how his experience as a student at Bronx Science more than 20 years ago shaped his teaching style today. Now a physics teacher, Seth Guiñals-Kupperman offers his take on bringing more diversity to specialized high schools like the one he works at and explains why he has students problem solve on whiteboards.

In our roundup today, hear about how students are still using the summer to prepare for the SHSAT, the Asian community’s role in the specialized high school debate, and more drama in the run for governor as Nixon’s campaign goes after Cuomo’s donation history.



OVERLOOKING ASIANS Many Asian-Americans say their stake in specialized high schools should make them a larger part of the conversation around de Blasio’s plan. The New York Times

SUMMER SCHOOL Students have begun to prep for the specialized high school test at the A+ test prep academy in order to snag a spot at one of the city’s top public schools. Wall Street Journal

SPEED CAMERAS As summer school starts, 140 school zones are set to lose speed cameras in less than three weeks. City officials at P.S. 215 in Brooklyn said they’re concerned. Streetsblog NYC  Gothamist

HOW I TEACH A physics teacher at Brooklyn Latin shares what he thinks engaging teaching looks like and how he makes learning enjoyable for his students. Chalkbeat

SEPARATING STUDENTS An elite downtown private school has stopped its practice of separating students based on their race during homeroom after many said it felt like segregation. NBC News

CIVICS EDUCATION A high school teacher created a course designed to get students engaged with politics, joining a national movement to help students understand government that has picked up speed since 2016. The New York Times

DONATION DRAMA Cynthia Nixon is highlighting Governor Cuomo’s donations from President Trump between 2001 and 2009 and calling on him to return them. NY Daily News

NIXON’S PLAN Nixon won the support of Councilman Antonio Reynoso and spoke about her plan to create 500 community schools funded through taxes from the state’s wealthiest residents. New York Daily News

RESIGNATIONS Poughkeepsie’s school superintendent resigned after years of controversies over graduation rates and student support services. Poughkeepsie Journal