Rise & Shine: State comptroller launches audit of NYC schools serving students with disabilities

Happy Monday!

After a city councilman drew attention to peeling paint and other poor conditions at a school serving children with special needs, the state comptroller announced an audit to look into "health, safety and accessibility conditions" in the city's District 75 schools, which serve students with more complicated disabilities.

Also in today's roundup, a recycling advocate found a Manhattan campus throwing away school supplies, some of which appeared to be brand new.

—Alex Zimmerman, reporter

STATE AUDIT The state comptroller has launched a probe regarding “health, safety and accessibility conditions” in the city’s District 75 schools, which serve students with more complex disabilities. New York Post

SCHOOL WASTE A recycling advocate found a Manhattan school repeatedly throwing away supplies such as glue sticks and notebooks, some of them in their original packaging. New York Post

BOOK REVIEW Opinion: Robert Pondiscio’s new book, based on a year of reporting embedded in a Success Academy school, is “revealing, moving and fair.” Washington Post 

MONEY MATTERS The number of education department executives making more than $200,000 has increased from 21 to 36 in the last year. New York Post

CHARTER CHATTER Opinion: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s changing perspectives on charter schools is “not a surprise to New Yorkers, as the one thing most consistent about candidate de Blasio and his school policies is their inconstancy,” argues NYCAN’s Derrell Bradford. The 74

SUMMER PROGRAM At August Martin High School in Queens, some students participated in a summer program geared toward science and environmental issues. QNS.com

CASH GRAB Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine showed up at his former school in Brooklyn last year and threw cash at students. New York Post