Rise & Shine: Here’s what one New York City transgender student wants to say to Donald Trump

TRANSGENDER RIGHTS A New York City transgender student has some advice for teachers and Donald Trump. Chalkbeat

WILL SHE STAY? Chatter has mounted recently over whether Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is on her way out after 50 years in public education. Department of Education officials said the rumors are “not true.” Chalkbeat

SLOW RESULTS The city’s “Renewal” school program has shown poor results for the amount of money it costs, according to a New York Post analysis. New York Post 

QUESTIONS REMAIN Anonymous staffers and students at the Coalition School for Social Change said the principal has pressured students to leave and asked teachers to pass certain students. New York Post

COLLEGE READY OR NOT This student does not believe her high school education prepared her for college. New York Post 

MONEY MATTERS Some say one closed “Renewal” school did not receive the money and support it should have. New York Post

STAYING ALIVE Despite declining graduation rates and attendance, New Explorers High School has avoided closure or merging. New York Post

PARENT QUESTIONS A parent at P.S. 154 is not pleased with her child’s education. New York Post

WHAT’S WORKING? Editorial: The city’s “Renewal” school program isn’t working. New York Post

TOO CONCERNED Editorial: The borough presidents are simply causing panic by calling for more precautions to prevent elevated levels of lead in the drinking water at city schools. New York Daily News

EDUCATION JUSTICE Protesters marching for public education walked from Trump’s Central Park West Hotel to Cuomo’s office. NY1, WABC

AWARD SCHOOL Students at Staten Island’s Blue Ribbon School take few tests and have little homework. Staten Island Advance

MOVE OVER Department of Education officials want to temporarily relocate some students from P.S. 37 in Staten Island while the city expands the school. Staten Island Advance

FALLING SCORES Between 2010 and 2015 the number of New York City residents taking and passing the high school equivalency exam fell sharply, according to a Center for an Urban Future report. New York Post

TROUBLING PACKAGE A six-year-old boy went to school Friday morning carrying a container of suspected heroin, according to law enforcement sources. New York Post

SPENDING SITUATION Editorial: An IBO report shows the reasons for the city’s increased spending on education. New York Post