Rise & Shine: Chancellor Betty Rosa reflects on her first year at New York’s Board of Regents

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS In an exclusive interview, New York Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa reflected on her tenure, charter schools, school segregation and Gov. Cuomo’s free college tuition plan — while saying she wants to change the narrative of those who charge the state has lowered educational standards under her tenure. Chalkbeat

FUNDING FIGHT A court ruled that struggling schools in New York City and across the state should receive millions in state funding. ChalkbeatNew York Daily News

LEGAL ARGUMENT The public advocate has suggested that the city’s decision to close a school in the Renewal program is a violation of state law, but the Department of Education flatly said that argument is wrong. Chalkbeat

WAITING GAME Families who are waitlisted at packed schools don’t know where they fall in line, and could be bumped due to a complicated set of factors. DNAinfo

SCHOOL SEGREGATION When it comes to New York City schools, “many argue that policy choices helped segregate our schools, and new and different policy choices are needed to integrate them.” City Limits

OPT-OUT? With testing season here, parents are once again debating whether to opt their children out. Wall Street JournalPoliticoChalkbeat (March 27)

LET’S MAKE A DEAL The governor raised the possibility of an “extender” budget as lawmakers continue to debate a spending plan, including a measure to “Raise the Age” at which young people are treated like adults in the criminal justice system. Wall Street Journal 

Here’s where a host of other budget issues, including Gov. Cuomo’s free college tuition plan, stand. Politico

And one lawmaker is still pushing for changes to TAP rather than Gov. Cuomo’s free college tuition plan. Staten Island Advance

SAFETY FIRST Many schools are giving lessons on how students can stay safe online. NY1

BIG WIN Opinion: The Supreme Court sided with parents when justices decided a recent case over how students with disabilities should be served in schools. New York Daily News

WHAT WORKS Opinion: A culturally-relevant curriculum won’t help minority students succeed. “The only thing that has significantly improved outcomes for minority kids in urban environments in recent years are high-performing charter schools.” New York Post

THE TEST Opinion: The state teacher’s union won’t stop advocating for opting-out of tests until they can’t be used to “embarrass” anyone. New York Post