Rise & Shine: In a wide-ranging interview, Chancellor Carranza discusses struggling schools, testing and segregation

Q&A If you have an unanswered question for Chancellor Carranza, check out our wide-ranging conversation with the new leader of the nation’s largest school system. Chalkbeat

STATEN ISLAND Follow along with Carranza’s Staten Island journey that took him to the ferry, a high school, a pre-K center and finally to a pizza lunch with parents. Chalkbeat

Here are 12 highlights from the chancellor’s visit to Staten Island. Staten Island Advance

NEW SCHOOL Opinion: The city should launch a charter school for homeless students. City Limits

THE RACE Howie Hawkins, a Green Party candidate for governor, will make education funding and desegregation a priority during his candidacy. Politico New York

COMPUTER SCIENCE More than 2,000 students joined Carranza at a computer science fair on Wednesday. Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Patch

SCHOOL LUNCHES Opinion: The city should remove processed meats from schools. New York Daily News

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Opinion: Parents who send their children to yeshivas are owed some deference because the Constitution protects freedom of religion. New York Post