DIVERSITY PLANNING Advocates say they are in the dark on the city’s diversity plan, which is expected to be released by June. Chalkbeat

STILL WAITING The Department of Education takes an average of 103 days to respond to public records requests, longer than many other city agencies. Chalkbeat

CRITICISM MOUNTS CUNY students are among those speaking out about restrictions in the governor’s college tuition plan. Chalkbeat, NY1

DEFENDING THE PLAN Opinion: The chancellors of CUNY and SUNY say the detractors are wrong about the plan, which “promises to transform the lives of thousands of students.” New York Daily News

LEAD IN UPK Roughly 7 percent of privately run universal pre-K programs have had elevated lead in drinking water, according to an analysis by the New York Post. All but one have completed remediation. New York Post

LEAD DEBATE The Department of Education says that no city school children have been poisoned by lead-tainted water in schools — but critics say many aren’t tested. New York Post

FREE LUNCH Staten Island Borough President James Oddo is joining the other borough presidents in urging the mayor to fund universal free school lunch. Staten Island Advance

HOMELESS FUNDING Advocates are pushing the mayor to restore $10.3 million in funds for homeless families, including students, missing from his draft budget. New York Daily News

GRADE SKIPPING Could allowing girls to skip grades more often reduce the gender gap in STEM careers? The Atlantic