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

Good morning! Chancellor Carranza's whirlwind tour of schools in each of New York City's five boroughs ends today with a trip to Queens. Yesterday, he went to Staten Island where he visited Richmond Pre-K Center and New Dorp High School. We've been following his travels all week here.

Chalkbeat also sat down for an exclusive interview with Carranza. Although his educational philosophy is very similar to that of his predecessor, Carranza hinted that he's taking a hard look at the school system and might push for some changes.

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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