BY THE NUMBERS After the state released a trove of test scores, here are eight top 10 lists that show which schools saw the biggest gains and losses in math and English pass rates. Chalkbeat

Editorial: This year’s bump in test scores is no cause for celebration. New York Observer

SCHOOL SAFETY The state dramatically reduced the number of New York City schools that are considered persistently dangerous, though some critics are raising concerns over the state’s data collection system. ChalkbeatNew York 1, New York Post

SURVEY SAYS When Mayor Bill de Blasio’s re-election campaign is entering its final stretch, he will face another battle with state lawmakers over mayoral control of the city’s schools — and a new poll shows many voters think he should give up at least some control. Chalkbeat

PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS The city is opening 22 school playgrounds to the public, bringing the city’s total to 257. It’s part of a larger $48 million effort to bring parks within walking distance of 85 percent of all New Yorkers by the year 2030. New York Daily News

ON THE RISE The proportion of charter schools ranked among the top scoring schools for reading and math has tripled since 2013, according to the pro-charter group Families for Excellent Schools. New York Daily News

OPT OUT HOT SPOT  Long Island’s Suffolk County leads the state in students who refused to take this year’s state tests, with 55 percent boycotting the English exams. Politico New York