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Rise & Shine: Trump’s travel ban separated this Bronx Yemeni student from his mom and two siblings. Here’s how he and his school coped.

Happy Monday, and here’s a jump on the week’s news.

Zipporah has a report on how, in the wake of budget uncertainty about city funding for summer camps, the city’s sprawling library system has become a crucial safety net for many resource-strapped families looking to stem their children’s summer learning loss. 

Thousands of Yemeni-born children live in the city, and many of them are separated from loved ones owing to Trump’s travel ban, which is taking a big toll on affected students, including this teen at a school in the Bronx.

And hackers are increasingly targeting schools to steal students’ personal data, because schools seldom can afford the kind of technology team or training required to ward off sophisticated cyberattacks, leaving student information vulnerable. 

— Sara Mosle, New York bureau chief

LENDING A HAND After months of city budget uncertainty, New York City families are increasingly relying on libraries to help combat summer learning loss. Chalkbeat

LEFT HANGING Last-minute funding decisions are causing some city summer camp operators to scrap their programs. The New York Daily News

HUMAN TOLL A Bronx high schooler is one of thousands of Yemeni-born children living in the city, many of them separated from loved ones because of President Trump’s travel ban, increasing strains on students and schools. WNYC/The Teacher Project

DEFENSELESS Hackers are intensifying attacks on schools, which handle troves of personal data and seldom have the resources for strong technology teams, leaving student information vulnerable. The New York Times

CYBER CLUB Girls are bearing the brunt of a rise in cyber-bullying, according to results from a new survey, causing some schools to take more proactive measures. NBC New York 

CLEAR VISION Thanks to a new city program, youth in foster care will have access to  free comprehensive eye exams and glasses. The New York Daily News

DIGGING IN A flurry of subpoenas from the state’s attorney general that demanded dozens of education nonprofits hand over internal documents has infuriated both sides of lawsuit challenging New York’s education funding. The New York Daily News

ON SECOND THOUGHT Charter school operators have recently begun to acknowledge shortcomings, as questions about whether they are fulfilling their mission have mounted. The New York Times

HONORED One hundred high school graduates who earned their diplomas while homeless were recently recognized by the city, including this teen living in a shelter and now headed to college. TRT World

TWO STEPS BACK Louisville, Kentucky has long enjoyed a reputation for embracing school desegregation and showing it can work but that achievement is now under fire. The New York Times

ELEVATED VOICES At a recent workshop, students who are DREAMers put pen to paper to give voice to the experience of being undocumented in New York. AM New York

POINTING FINGERS Some lawmakers criticized schools Chancellor Carranza for not addressing complaints about poor conditions at a Queens public school for disabled children. The New York Post

OPINION: MAKING THE CASE Public pre-K programs improved the lives of Bill de Blasio’s children, and other American families should enjoy the same benefit, the mayor writes. CNN

OPINION: CLIMATE CLASS New Yorkers need to focus on teaching students about climate change, which poses a dire threat to the city and planet, argues the director of the city’s parks foundation. City Limits