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Rise & Shine: Colleges push for early admissions decisions

Good morning!

We want to know what the New Year means for educators across New York City. Tell us whether you have a classroom resolution for 2019 — and let us know what kinds of stories you want to see us cover this year.

Plus: If you need some inspiration to jump back into work after a long break, read what this Staten Island principal had to say about working with middle schoolers, and leading a community through tough times.

— Christina Veiga, reporter

TALK TO US Educators: We want to know what you resolve to change or do better in 2019. We also want your story ideas. Chalkbeat

HOW I LEAD This Staten Island principal has steered his school through tragedy but also makes sure to celebrate student accomplishments. Chalkbeat

DECISIONS, DECISIONS Some colleges are putting pressure on applicants to make an early admissions decision. Wall Street Journal

PRIME OPPORTUNITY A New York City high schooler is excited about the opportunities that Amazon could bring to students hoping for internships and tech training. New York Daily News

FOLLOW THE MONEY Opinion: Attorney General Letitia James should investigate a charity run by elected officials that raises money for scholarships — but hasn’t given any in the past two years. New York Post

SCHOOL STABBING A teenage girl stabbed a classmate in her Bronx school, according to police. The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. New York Post, News 12