Rise & Shine: What proportion of students boycotted state tests at your school?
State testing season carries the option for parents to opt their children out of exams, a movement that continues to draw support in New York. In New York City, 4.4% of students boycotted at least one of the tests last school year, and new data obtained by Chalkbeat shows school-by-school numbers that you can find using our searchable database.
And from our National desk, new polling data suggests that support for charter schools is divided among Democrats, with support plummeting particularly among white Democrats.
—Reema Amin, reporter
OPT OUT Students boycotted state tests last school year at a slightly higher rate than the year before. See the opt-out rate at your school with our searchable database. Chalkbeat
DIVIDE Support for charter schools has plummeted among white Democrats, showing a sharp racial divide in the party, according to new polling data. Chalkbeat
TROUBLED An assistant coach was stabbed after a basketball game at an Upper West Side high school, a new sign of the school’s apparently troubled culture, sources told the Post. New York Post
SHUTTERED Bishop Kearney High School, a longtime all-girls Catholic school in Brooklyn, will close this summer, partially because of declining enrollment. New York Post, NY1
OUTBREAK A Flushing yeshiva is the latest to close after it did not comply with a mandatory city vaccination order launched in response to the recent measles outbreak. NY1
COPENHAGEN TO CAFETERIAS A chef who earned two Michelin stars overseas is now trying to make healthy meals for a different crowd — students in the Bronx. But his company is still struggling to find skilled employees, all while trying to appeal to kid-sized taste buds. New York Times