Rise & Shine: What does it mean to be ‘college ready’ anyway?

PAYBACK TIME The city paid for more students with disabilities to be educated in private schools than at any point in the last five years, just a year after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to make the reimbursement process easier on parents. Chalkbeat

COLLEGE READY? City officials are hoping to ensure at least two-thirds of its graduates are “college ready” but experts disagree about how exactly readiness should be measured. Chalkbeat

INTEGRATION TALK Check out the New York Times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones, WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll and novelist Lucinda Rosenfeld’s discussion of what it would take to integrate city schools. Chalkbeat

FOILED The state Board of Regents violated New York’s open records law when it elected its chancellor and vice chancellor in April because the individual breakdown of who voted for whom was not released. Politico New York

DAYCARE REGS Rigid vocabulary lessons for children as young as six months old, and onerous requirements for tracking their progress have made it difficult for family child care centers to stay afloat, according to a new report. SchoolBook

HOMETOWN HEROES Lisa Hamlin, a teacher at P.S. 32, got her students so excited about the shrinking Amazon rainforest, they raised $1,500 to help preserve it. New York Daily News 

SCHOOL EXPANSION The city is set to expand P.S. 303 in Queens by nearly 500 seats to help alleviate overcrowding in the district. DNAinfo

PRINCIPAL SCANDAL Annie Schmutz Seifullah, an educator who was accused of having sex with co-workers and parents while students were in class and keeping racy photos on department laptops, explains how her ex-boyfriend fabricated the story. Daily Mail

SEXTING PROBE Education department officials are investigating whether administrators at the Urban Action Academy in Canarsie investigated and punished students who hacked and spread an intimate Facebook exchange between a teacher and her ex-boyfriend. New York Post

BOSS FOR A DAY As part of a program run by PENCIL that brings public school students from underserved communities to professional settings, six seniors from city high schools visited the Daily News headquarters. New York Daily News