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Rise & Shine: These gifted programs enroll mostly black and Hispanic students, and that makes them unique

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Today, read what's on the Regents' agenda as they meet in Albany. Learn which schools may give their teachers a salary bump and pilot a new decision-making model under the Bronx Plan — and why the principals union has filed a complaint over the new program. Hear from students rallying for Black Lives Matter in Schools week. And check-in on a different kind of gifted & talented program that serves a diverse mix of students.


— Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat

HERE’S THE PLAN The city has named 50 schools that will be allowed to boost salaries and give teachers a formal role in decision-making as part of the Bronx Plan — a set of reforms negotiated in the last teachers union contract that aim to help turnaround schools. But the principals union has filed a state complaint over the plan, saying they were cut out of negotiations. Chalkbeat

BY THE NUMBERS An education budget wish-list and struggling schools are on the agenda as the Regents meet today in Albany. Chalkbeat

FOLLOW THE MONEY Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preliminary budget includes a $300 million boost for special education services, though it’s not clear what all of the money will help pay for. Chalkbeat

GETTING ACTIVE Students rallied at the education department to mark Black Lives Matter in Schools week. They called for more teachers of color, discipline reforms, more counselors, and mandated ethnic studies. Chalkbeat

START-UP HIGH A high school in the Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of only a few in the country that are located in a workplace. The ultimate goal is to train students real-life skills so they can fill local jobs. New York Times

G&T PIPELINE Black and Hispanic students are dramatically underrepresented in the city’s gifted and talented programs. But in some districts, a different kind of gifted program enrolls a more representative mix of students, which advocates hope will eventually lead to more diversity in specialized high schools. Wall Street Journal

RIGHT TO SCHOOL The Legal Aid Society argues in recent court filings that a watchdog is still needed to make sure inmates at Rikers are receiving the education they’re entitled to. New York Daily News

MONEY MATTERS Opinion: Though schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has called on the state to boost education budgets, New York City already spends more than most places — and isn’t seeing a payoff. New York Post

UNSAFE CONDITIONS City records show most child care centers have been cited for potentially dangerous violations, but rarely are programs shut down. New York Post

UNCLEAR PICTURE The city’s online portal to research daycare options may undercount the number of violations cited. New York Post

MISSING TEACHERS? A federal civil rights investigation has been launched after allegations were made that a Brooklyn elementary school isn’t properly staffing classrooms that serve students with disabilities. New York Post

CLOSING TIME Parents don’t understand why a Lower East Side Catholic school is getting shut down even after a benefactor donated millions to create an endowment. New York Post

DESK DUTY The education department has reassigned an assistant principal who is accused of beating a student. NY1

RED LIGHT A school bus crash in the Bronx left two dozen children with injuries. NY1

START YOUNG Opinion: While the push for free college has gained ground, politicians should add free childcare to their agendas. New York Times