New York

Rise & Shine: Dreamers can now apply for state aid for college

Good morning!

Immigration advocates won a years-long fight this legislative session when lawmakers finally passed a Dream act that allows undocumented students to tap into state financial aid. But their work isn't over yet.

This week, applications went live for students and now advocates are busy spreading the word about this new opportunity.


— Christina Veiga, reporter

DREAM COME TRUE Undocumented students can finally apply for state financial aid for college, so advocates are ramping up efforts to spread the word. Chalkbeat

COURT SIDE A lawsuit has been filed to challenge New York’s recent law curbing religious exemptions for vaccinations. Wall Street Journal

OUT OF BOUNDS A new report suggests that rezoning attendance boundaries, rather than building new schools, could help save money and reduce overcrowding. New York Daily News, New York Post

HEAVY METAL Advocates say New York needs to change its thresholds for measuring lead in school taps. City & State

SCHOOL FIGHT Opinion: After Mayor Bill de Blasio came out strong against charter schools while talking with a national teachers union, a Success Academy parent argues that charter schools give parents the same choices that more affluent families have. New York Daily News