Rise & Shine: How can NYC’s high school admissions system be improved?

DRINKS AND DEBATE At a Chalkbeat event last week, we asked experts — and readers — how the high school admissions process could be more equitable. Read what they told us, and share ideas of your own. Chalkbeat

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited a Manhattan high school Thursday to tout a college access program that helps students craft post-graduation plans. Chalkbeat

VICTORY LAP Mayor Bill de Blasio’s successful plan to give every four-year-old access to free pre-K has overshadowed more modest policy accomplishments — and will help him coast to reelection. Politico New York

SPACE ISSUE Parents at P.S. 20 in Fort Greene are nervous that the Academy of Arts & Letters might take over the school’s space, but city officials say they’re not considering that plan. DNAinfo

PLAGIARISM CASE Tottenville High School Principal Joseph Scarmato plagiarized a back-to-school letter to staff, and has since apologized. New York Post

TESTING TESTING Opinion: Weaker educators should not be funneled into teaching younger students who aren’t subject to state tests — they should be given extra support, argues Upper West Side teacher Jazlyn Mena. Gotham Gazette