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Rise & Shine: Manhattan parents lash out against de Blasio’s SHSAT proposal

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Hundreds of parents gathered Monday night to hear from top education department officials about their plan to integrate eight of the city's elite high schools. The presentation drew fierce criticism from parents, who lashed out against the city's plan to scrap the SHSAT, the single exam that determines admission to those schools.

Reema followed the drama last night, the latest sign that Mayor Bill de Blasio faces an uphill battle selling New Yorkers  on his proposal — especially those that benefit from the current admissions system.

Also in today's roundup, check out a new interactive map that shows how student suspensions are distributed across New York City neighborhoods.


—Alex Zimmerman, reporter

HEAT MAP A new interactive map shows how the chances of a student being suspended varies widely across different New York City neighborhoods. Chalkbeat

TALKING SHSAT Dozens of Manhattan parents spoke out against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to diversify eight elite high schools Monday night. Chalkbeat

NEW PROCESS As middle schools in Brooklyn’s District 15 no longer use selective admissions criteria, school tours are attracting different types of parents. WNYC

SUSTAINABLE FOOD Opinion: New York City could reduce its carbon footprint if the city’s schools moved toward more plant-based meals. City & State

CHANGE AT THE TOP Here’s everything you should know about Lewis Ferebee — Washington, D.C.’s new schools chancellor. Chalkbeat