“It’s known as the summer slide, or summer setback. That period of just over two months when our children are out of school, when learning diminishes—and often disproportionately impacts youth from historically disadvantaged groups. This summer is a chance to reverse that trend.”
8:30 AM — Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at Greenburger Center Panel: “Innovations In Diversion and ATI Programs for People With Mental Illness, Substance Abuse Disorders, and the Homeless: Closing In On Closing Rikers” with Judge Lippman. Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave, Manhattan. 10:00 AM – Mayor de Blasio appears on Buzzfeed’s AM2DM (http://buzzfeed.twitter.com)
11:00 AM – De Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa-Mark Viverito deliver remarks at Detective Steven McDonald street co-naming. Central Park Precinct Station House, 85th/86th Street Transverse, Manhattan. 1:00 PM – De Blasio visits workshop.
Nearly 15 percent of public-school students are Asian yet fewer than 6 percent of teachers are. With growing evidence that students benefit from seeing teachers who share their background, there are calls for more effort to address barriers both cultural and practical.
The mayor says he’s trying to find space for charters. The charter pioneer says he isn’t. Beyond their conflicting claims is a complicated debate over whether public schools have room, and the role charters are supposed to play there.