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Rise & Shine: Lack of paid maternity leave takes a toll on teachers’ paychecks

FAMILY TAX New York City teachers don’t get paid maternity leave, a policy that takes a toll on teachers’ paychecks and creates income disparities as women are forced to use sick days to take time off after giving birth. Chalkbeat

TIGHT SQUEEZE More than half of the city’s 1.1 million public school students attend overcrowded schools, according to a new report from the watchdog group Class Size Matters. DNAinfo

SPECIAL DELIVERY Led by a pro-charter advocacy group, thousands of parents signed letters calling on City Hall to give charter schools more space in public buildings. New York Daily News

EVA’S EDUCATION The latest review of Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz’s new memoir calls it “the most intimate look to date into … a woman who is as infamous as she is admired.” The AtlanticChalkbeat (Sept. 17)

DEALING WITH DACA Lehman College in the Bronx is trying to support its students in DACA, the program for undocumented immigrants that President Trump is phasing out. Riverdale Press

CAR TROUBLES Schools across the country are devising new ways to quell the chaos of morning drop-offs. Wall Street Journal

ACROSS THE POND A new study found that England’s mass conversion of primary schools to “academies,” which function in some ways like American charter schools, did not produce any academic gains for students. Chalkbeat