Rise & Shine: New York City inches forward on integration

MOVING THE NEEDLE After extensive lobbying by advocates, the New York City Department of Education is seriously considering a district-wide integration plan for Manhattan’s District 1. Chalkbeat

OVERCROWDED CLASSROOMS More than 800,000 students are in schools where the average class size exceeds limits set by the city itself in 2007 — and the problem is getting worse. Chalkbeat, Daily News

BEST PRACTICES The state education department is giving seven high-performing New York City charter schools each half a million dollars to share what they’ve learned with district schools. Daily News

READING BOOST The city announced a new Universal Literacy Initiative that will use reading coaches to help schools achieve 100 percent literacy among third-graders by 2026. Riverdale Press

SOCIAL PROMOTION? Editorial: The number of students attending summer school has fallen under Mayor Bill de Blasio, but many of those missing may need the extra help. New York Post

HIGH MARKS How P.S. 172 in Sunset Park is helping students with special needs succeed on state tests. SchoolBook

SUSPENSION STATS Editorial: Charter schools get a bad rap for suspending more students than traditional schools, but what do the numbers say? RealClearEducation

GROWING EDTECH NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Companies, Inc., are teaming up to create an “edtech incubator” in Greenwich Village. University Herald

SUMMER MEALS The federal Summer Food program will provide roughly 400,000 free meals per day to students throughout the state. The Journal News

ON THE TRAIL Moving closer to Bernie Sanders on the issue, Hillary Clinton wants to eliminate tuition at in-state public colleges and universities for families earning under $125,000 per year. New York Times

HILLARY AND TEACHERS How Hillary Clinton is departing from President Obama’s school-reform platform and positioning herself as a friend to teachers. Slate

GRAD SCHOOL BLUES Why are half of doctoral students falling short of the finish line and failing to earn their degree? The Atlantic