Rise & Shine: New York officials release a new set of learning standards

COMMON CORE State officials released new learning standards Tuesday, but questions remain about whether the revisions will lead to substantial differences in classrooms or whether they will be simply be a repackaged version of Common Core under a new name. Chalkbeat, Wall Street Journal, New York 1

TOP HONORS The Ash Center, a research institute at Harvard University, named New York City’s Pre-K for All as one of this year’s “Top 25 Innovations in American Government.” Chalkbeat

SINGLE STALL City officials promised to install single-stall bathrooms in every school by next January, a move to accommodate gender non-conforming students and those with disabilities or medical concerns. New York Post, New York Daily News, New York 1, Associated Press

CONTROL CLASH Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spent time in Albany this week promoting Mayor de Blasio’s record on education — a preview of the mayoral control debate to come. New York Times, WNYC

Opinion: State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan is right to put expansion of the charter sector on the table in exchange for renewing de Blasio’s control of city schools. New York Post

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie insisted “We’re not trading anything for mayoral control.” New York Daily News

SAY YES TO THE PROM DRESS At an event hosted by the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, students from across the city who might not have been able to afford prom dresses got them for free. Buzzfeed

A NEW CHANCE  Opinion: The state’s forthcoming plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is an important opportunity to address educational inequity, argues The Education Trust’s Ian Rosenblum. Journal News

THERE’S THE DOOR Two parents, who are part of a campaign to oust Central Park East 1 principal Monika Garg, have been barred from the school. DNAinfo

TESTING TIME Students across the state are taking Common Core math tests this week. Associated Press

GUNS ON CAMPUS A judge set $1 million bail for a Curtis High School senior who brought a gun to school. A classmate, who also brought in a loaded gun, had his bail set at $100,000. Staten Island Advance, New York Daily News

Police said the students brought in guns to “show off” for each other. Staten Island Advance

A tip from a student at the school led police to the students who had brought in guns. Staten Island Advance

BUDGET BATTLE After Trump promised to eliminate funding for AmeriCorps, their budget appears to be safe for now — a win for 11,000 schools across the country where corps members serve as mentors, tutors, and extra sets of hands in classrooms. Chalkbeat

SUCCESS CENTER A student success center, which the city hopes will help more students prepare for college, has opened at the George Washington Education Campus in Washington Heights. DNAinfo

SEXUAL ASSAULT Two Williamsburg Middle School students were arrested and charged for attacking another student. DNAinfo