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Rise & Shine: Private schools push back against increased state oversight

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Chancellor Richard Carranza waded into the epicenter of resistance against the administration's plans to increase diversity at the city's specialized high schools. He was met with boos and lots of questions about how the admissions changes would affect students in south Brooklyn's District 20.

And while top officials have been reluctant to directly call out opponents of the plan, Carranza did not back down, telling one parent council member that his "coded language" is "highly offensive."

Also in today's roundup, the mayor and chancellor are busy wrangling support to maintain mayoral control of the city's schools and are set to appear at a rally later this morning.

—Alex Zimmerman, reporter

TALKING SHSAT Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza waded into a hotbed of opposition to the administration’s plan to overhaul admissions at specialized high schools, and forcefully argued for the changes despite boos and criticism. Chalkbeat

The legal challenge to Mayor de Blasio’s plan to overhaul admissions at specialized high schools is part of a broader movement to roll back affirmative action policies. The 74

MAYORAL CONTROL More than 140 faith and business leaders singed letters encouraging state officials to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio’s control of city schools. Chalkbeat

Q&A Students asked Chancellor Richard Carranza about segregation, inequity in sports, and more. Hechinger Report

SUIT UP A group of private schools are suing to block new state protocols for overseeing academics, expanded oversight that took effect after years of criticism that some ultra-Orthodox yeshivas do not offer a secular education. Wall Street Journal, New York Post

FIRST PERSON Opinion: White parents who argue against segregation should live their values and send their children to integrated schools. Hechinger Report

TIME OFF A bill being considered in the state legislature could add up to six holidays to the school calendar: two Islamic, two Hindu, one Sikh and Christian Good Friday. CBS2

CHARTER CAP Editorial: State lawmakers should raise the state’s limit on new charter schools in New York City, which was exhausted this week. New York Post

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE Some educators argue that a reduction in suspensions has led to less orderly classrooms. CBS2

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION People of color continue to be underrepresented in books and curricular materials used in city schools. NBC