Rise & Shine: Inside struggling schools excluded from New York City’s biggest improvement efforts

AN EDUCATION U-TURN Mayor Bill de Blasio has staked much of his education agenda on programs that flood struggling schools with extra resources. But dozens of other high-need schools have received relatively little attention from the city and are charting their own paths — with varying degrees of success. Chalkbeat

That raises an obvious question: Have the schools that received an infusion of new resources through the city’s $386 million Renewal program actually produced better academic outcomes than similar schools that were left out? A new analysis suggests the answer might be no. Chalkbeat

TRACK CHANGES As part of Chalkbeat’s series on de Blasio’s education legacy, we took a comprehensive look at which education promises the mayor has delivered so far, and which haven’t materialized. Chalkbeat

GAG ORDER A new rule that would temporarily bar teachers from talking about Regents exam questions online is under fire from the state teachers union. Chalkbeat

CONTROL FREAKS With one day left in the legislative session, there’s still no agreement on whether de Blasio will be allowed to retain control of the nation’s largest school system. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News, Politico New York, City & State, Times Union

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña made the trip to Albany to underscore the importance of mayoral control, and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan threw his support behind the mayor in a conference call. New York Times, Newsday, Associated Press, The Observer, New York Post

Opinion: “The awful truth is that mayoral control is the best solution, but it won’t work as long as the mayor’s name is de Blasio.” New York Post

GIFTED AND TALENTED The Brooklyn and Bronx borough presidents released recommendations to make the city’s gifted and talented programs more equitable: testing every four-year-old, scrapping the specialized high school exam as the sole criterion for admission to those highly coveted schools, and offering free transportation to students who are admitted to programs in different neighborhoods. New York Daily News

GRADUATION TIME Meet Jazmine Williams, a New York City student who explains what it means to graduate with a Regents diploma. WNYC

PROM NIGHT Exactly 116 eighth-graders from New World Preparatory Charter School celebrated at their prom Tuesday night. Staten Island Advance