Rise & Shine: Report finds English learners are underrepresented in career and technical programs

CAREER READY? New York City students who are learning English are underrepresented in career and technical education programs, and appear to be less likely to graduate from CTE high schools, according to a report by Advocates for Children. Chalkbeat

VOUCHER DEBATE Opinion: When Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, recently tied school vouchers to racism, she ignored a history of support for such school choice programs in communities of color. New York Daily NewsNew York Post 

School choice supporters made similar arguments on a call with reporters that was organized by the American Federation for Children, the advocacy group that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once led. The 74

Weingarten has come under fire for the remarks. U.S. News & World Report

EARLY INVESTMENTS Perhaps something for New York City to think about as the education department begins to take over programs for children as young as six weeks old: A new study by Nobel Prize winner James Heckman found improved cognitive skills among children whose mothers received home visits from medical professionals. The 74

THEY WILL BALL Basketball star Kevin Durant helped refurbish the courts where students from East Side Community Schools play. ABC 7

GOING STEADY Unlike the previous round of state test results, experts aren’t expecting to see another bump when scores are released this year. New York Daily News

SPACE JAM The International Charter School of New York claims the education department is denying them space in Brooklyn. New York Post