GREAT DIVIDE Parents in District 3, which includes the Upper West Side and part of Harlem, are exploring how school choice and segregation intersect. Chalkbeat

AND THE WINNERS ARE Here are the 19 teachers who won Big Apple awards in recognition for their excellence in the classroom. Chalkbeat

ROOT CAUSES Opinion: Mayor Bill de Blasio recently seemed to pin school segregation on housing patterns, but education policies such as choice-based admissions also keep students in separate schools. Former schools Deputy Chancellor Eric Nadelstern recently told Chalkbeat that the previous administration was mistaken to push for changes to retain middle class parents. New York Times

PROMISE KEPT Tennessee’s free college program could provide lessons for New York as the state launches its own scholarship. New York Times

BIG SPENDER Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg tops the list of New York donors who have given to statewide school-choice campaigns, according to an AP analysis. The AP

WHO’S THE BOSS? The embattled principal at Central Park East will stay in her position, but the education department has appointed a supervisor to oversee the school. New York Times

GETTING IN Answering questions on the radio program the “Brian Lehrer Show,” de Blasio said there’s “too much confusion” around middle school admissions. DNAinfo

NOT A FAN At the United Federation of Teachers Spring Conference this weekend, de Blasio said that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would “hurt” public education. NY1

NOT WELCOME The education department is investigating why a federal immigration official arrived at a Queens school asking about a fourth-grade student. The officer was turned away. NY1New York Daily NewsNew York PostPIX11CBS New YorkNewsdayObserver, Gothamist

An official with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said the officer went to the school to verify enrollment information for an “immigration benefit request.” NY1

PROVE IT Opinion: The city’s expansion of the community schools model “ought to give taxpayers pause that the doubling down of the expensive strategy is coming before any rigorous analysis of its results.” New York Daily News

UNDER INVESTIGATION The Brearley School, an all-girls private school in Manhattan, announced that it is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct in its past. New York Times

DIFFERENT SHORES A taskforce is looking into inequities among schools on Staten Island, where the North and South shores divide diverse neighborhoods. Staten Island Advance

Here’s a look at Staten Island school performance data. Staten Island Advance

WORDS OF WISDOM Here are some snippets of the graduation speeches of students from Miraj Islamic High School on Staten Island. Staten Island Advance

PRETTY PICTURES Sixth-grade students on Staten Island drew portraits that will be sent to Ukrainian children. Staten Island Advance

PLEASED TO MEET YOU A new principal wants to “reintroduce” Moore Catholic school to Staten Island residents. Staten Island Advance

HARD AT WORK A survey of top math students who recently competed for scholarships in New York City shows that most spend more than 11 hours a week completing homework. The 74