TAMING THE TESTS The state Board of Regents voted Monday to shorten math and English tests for grades 3-8 by one day each. Chalkbeat, New York Times, Associated PressNew York Daily News, Staten Island Advance, Newsday

NOT MINCING WORDS The Board of Regents also discussed its draft diversity statement, which does not shy away from the words “segregation” and “integration” — unlike the city’s diversity plan. Chalkbeat

After criticism for his choice of words, the mayor went further during an appearance on NY1, referencing the “problem of segregation” in city schools. New York Daily News

SWEET SUCCESS Success Academy won the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, just days after a favorable ruling in a long-standing fight with the city over pre-K. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News

Opinion: Rather than limiting its growth, the mayor should admit that Success Academy is doing something right. New York Post

MAYORAL CONTROL The annual battle over mayoral control of city schools is underway, with state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan offering different amounts of time in exchange for different concessions. New York Times, NY1

A spokeswoman for the mayor said a failure to renew mayoral control would “roll out the red carpet for corruption and chaos in our school system.” New York Daily News, New York Post

Opinion: The mayor will need to compromise with state Senate Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference if he wants to secure an extension of mayoral control. New York Post

WAITING FOR RECORDS At a protest organized by StudentsFirst NY, parents and advocates demanded more transparency from the Department of Education, which they say has let Freedom of Information Law requests languish. New York Post, New York Daily News, NY1

TRUMP TALK Opinion: Teachers should keep their political commentary outside the classroom. Staten Island Advance

RAT HOME RAZED The city paved over a colony of rats outside P.S./I.S. 217 on Roosevelt Island. DNAInfo

ASSESSING CHARTERS A new national study from CREDO, a Stanford-based research group, reveals how charter networks stack up against each other. Chalkbeat

POWERFUL PAIRING A working paper finds that pre-K boosts future incomes and reduces the risk of jail, especially when schools spend more. Chalkbeat