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Rise & Shine: Regents use retreat to discuss top policy goals

Good morning!

Yesterday New York’s Board of Regents had their annual retreat -- and instead of heading to the beach or a lakeside cabin, the Regents stayed in Albany and took a look back at policy changes. Some of New York's top policymakers were concerned over the length of tests, while others debated how to evaluate charter schools and called for a better system of tracking students with disabilities in comparison to the amount of resources available to them.

In today’s roundup, we also hear from a Harlem principal who works through issues in her community using mindfulness practices like meditation and playing music. Plus, politicians and educators who are concerned about safety continue pressuring the state senate to approve the plan to extend and expand the school zone speed camera program.




REGENTS RETREAT On their annual retreat in Albany, the New York Board of Regents discussed potential changes to make to existing policy and their top goals moving forward. Chalkbeat

HOW I LEAD The principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School describes the practices her community uses to improve self awareness and mindfulness. Chalkbeat

SPEED CAMERAS Opinion: The New York State Senate is currently the biggest danger to safety because of its failure to allow the city to extend and expand the program that has placed speed cameras in school zones. The New York Times

Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Member Carl Heastie and other politicians called on the senate to reconvene and approve of the school zone speed camera program. Staten Island Advance

SUCCESS ACADEMY Editorial: Chancellor Caranza is failing the promise he made to treat charter schools fairly by preventing a Success Academy middle school to open in a Bed-Stuy public school building this august. NY Daily News