Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine: Here’s how New York ranks on teacher salaries and class sizes, compared to other states

Good morning, everyone.

City and union officials announced a tentative deal Monday that will give hundreds of community-based preschool teachers a hefty raise. Still unclear is when progress will be made for thousands of other pre-K teachers who don’t belong to a union and whose pay lags their public school counterparts — though city leaders and advocates say the agreement could also set the stage for these teachers to receive a salary boost. Christina, who has led coverage of the battle over pay parity, has the details.

Alex has a piece on the city’s plans to address the special education failures described in a scathing state review, although some advocates worry the city’s response still falls far short of students and parents' needs.

And a new analysis finds that, compared to many other states, New York remains a relatively attractive place for teachers to work, thanks to higher than average salaries and lower than average class sizes.

— Sara Mosle, New York bureau chief

PARITY PACT City and union officials hailed a pay-parity package for pre-K teachers, but some worry about educators left out of the deal. Chalkbeat, The Wall Street Journal

WANTING MORE The city is vowing to address special education failures detailed in a state review but some advocates worry the reforms don’t go far enough. Chalkbeat

TOPS New York is one of the better states in which to be a teacher, owing to higher pay and relatively smaller class sizes, according to a new analysis. USA Today 

SURGING ENROLLMENT School districts are struggling to handle an influx of hundreds of thousands of migrant parents and children into the U.S. in recent months. The New York Times 

CRUCIAL INGREDIENT Teaching writing is a critical part of teaching reading but doesn’t always receive the attention it deserves in schools. The Washington Post

HEAVY LOAD The student debt load in New York isn’t growing as fast as in some states but is still threatening young people’s ability to move fully into adulthood. Crain’s New York 

OPINION: PRE-K CALCULUS As cities expand access to pre-K, a complicated set of features, addressing both parents and students’ needs, is required for the programs to be successful. The New York Times

OPINION: SECRET SAUCE Successful educators know that students learn best when they have trusting, respectful and supportive relationships with teachers and peers. The Hechinger Report