Rise & Shine: New York could shorten state testing days in grades 3-8

TESTING TESTING New York education officials will vote today on a measure to cut one day of testing for math and English tests in grades 3-8. Chalkbeat

PRE-K WIN A state appeals court ruled that New York City cannot regulate pre-K programs at charter schools, marking a win for Success Academy. New York TimesNew York Daily NewsNew York PostThe 74

Opinion: The court was right to side with Success Academy. New York Post

Opinion: Although mayor Bill de Blasio has preached the importance of making pre-K available for all, Success Academy was “forced to fight” to offer pre-K. Wall Street Journal

HOW TO INTEGRATE Strategies such as “controlled choice,” mixed-income housing and sought-after school programming can help lead to integration in New York City. am New York

A CASE FOR INTEGRATION Opinion: Shino Tanikawa, a Community Education Council member in Manhattan’s District 2, credits diverse public schools for her daughters’ “ability to see strength in all people.” But New York City’s plan for school diversity “will not lead to structural changes” needed to integrate schools. New York Daily News

‘GOOD SCHOOLS’ Opinion: Forcing integration is a “recipe for revolt by parents who’ve fought and sacrificed to get their children into good schools.” Rather, New York City needs “more good schools in the minority neighborhoods that lack them.” New York Post

TIME’S TICKING The fight over mayoral control of schools is still on the agenda as the New York legislative session comes to an end. Politico, Gotham Gazette

There is buzz the session could end without an agreement. New York Daily News

SHUT OUT Opinion: Mayoral control of schools allows elected officials to pay “lip service at best to the participation of the public or even the local superintendents.” New York Post

COUNTERPOINT Former schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott writes that mayoral control creates more accountability. New York Daily News

PRESSURE’S ON An investigation found that the former principal of JHS 67 in Queens pressured teachers to vote in favor of joining the city’s PROSE program. New York Post

CLEAN CAFETERIAS A proposed state bill proposed would require school cafeterias to list inspection violations. NY1

LIFE LESSONS Fernando Restrepo, who teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the Christopher Columbus Educational Campus in the Bronx, was inspired to work with students in traditional schools after teaching at Rikers Island. He is nominated for a Hometown Heroes award. New York Daily News

LAWSUIT FILED A Bronx family has filed suit claiming a student was injured during an after-school program. New York Post

FILL IN THE BLANK A teacher at New Voices School of Academic & Creative Arts in Sunset Park gave her students an assignment that said banks are run by “people who look for ways to hurt the most financially vulnerable people in the country.” New York Post

FOR THE FUTURE P.S. 39 on Staten Island aims to build future leaders. Staten Island Advance

BIG DAY A group of Staten Island teens had to rush to their senior prom after spending the afternoon winning a softball tournament. Staten Island Advance

SCHOOL ZONE Advocates are calling for more speed cameras near schools. CBS New York

BIG MONEY St. Charles School on Staten Island earned $22,000 through a Stop & Shop loyalty program. Staten Island Advance