Rise & Shine: Cuomo calls on New York lawmakers to raise the charter cap

New York has reached its limit on the number of charter schools allowed to open, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the legislature to lift the current cap — which has been done at least twice before. Plus, elite private schools are among the campuses benefitting from a more than $20 million city program that pays for security guards.


— Christina Veiga, reporter

SAFETY FIRST New York City has spent more than $20 million over three years on security guards for private schools, including elite schools like Dalton. The City

OPEN SESAME Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the legislature to raise the charter cap and allow more of the schools to open. New York Post

BAD LESSON A Brooklyn mother says her kindergartener was scratched, bruised, and dragged by an assistant teacher who is still on the job. New York Daily News

WORK IT OUT Students at St. Ann’s high school are working with administration to address racist and bigoted behavior by some classmates. New York Daily News

TOUGH TALK Some parents are taking offense to Chancellor Richard Carranza’s blunt remarks about racism and segregation in schools. New York Post

WANTING MORE  A black student who was subjected to a racist taunt at school met with Carranza to discuss the incident but still feels unsatisfied with the city’s response. New York Post

CLASS IN SESSION This Staten Island school works with parents to equip them with the skills to help their children succeed in class. Staten Island Advance