Rise & Shine: New York City wants to extend free pre-K to 3-year-olds

3-K FOR ALL After an historic expansion of pre-K for 4-year-olds, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the city wants to enroll all 3-year-olds in free pre-K by 2021. But that will require a $700 million investment from the state and federal governments. ChalkbeatNew York TimesDNAinfoNY1New York Daily NewsNew York PostWNYCPoliticoStaten Island AdvanceThe NationObserver, Wall Street Journal

Opinion: The mayor’s plan to extend pre-K to 3-year-olds, starting first in needy districts, doesn’t address poor performance of schools in those districts. New York Post

Opinion: Requiring huge outside investment, de Blasio’s plan to make pre-K universal for 3-year-olds is akin to a businessman “announcing a massive expansion with no clear idea of where his financing is coming from.” New York Post

Opinion: Pre-K is an investment that can have a “profound impact” on children and yield economic benefits, says Shael Polakow-Suransky, President of Bank Street College of Education. New York Daily News

Opinion: Expanding pre-K to 3-year-olds is a smart move for children — and for de Blasio’s reelection bid. New York Daily News

CHARTER WARS Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña upheld a decision to shutter a charter middle school that serves an outsized share of students who have special needs. ChalkbeatDNAinfo

NEW CHAPTER SUNY announced Monday that engineer Kristina Johnson will lead the system as chancellor just as the state implements its controversial free college plan. Chalkbeat, Wall Street Journal

Here are five things to watch for now that Johnson is at the helm. Politico 

HOMEWORK BATTLES When P.S. 11 in Chelsea did away with homework, not all parents were happy. Some say the policy favors families with the time and resources to engage their kids in after school enrichment. New York Times

BY THE NUMBERS The number of homeless students in New York City schools has crept upwards every year for five years, but not all schools are impacted equally. Homeless students are mainly concentrated in just 45 schools, and 40 percent of those students are in the Bronx, according to a new report by the Independent Budget Office. New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post

DEAL MAKING Some state Senate Republicans want more charter schools in exchange for another extension of mayoral control of New York City schools. NY1

SPACE JAM Upper East Side parents and Councilman Ben Kallos are planning a rally to demand more pre-K seats in their neighborhood since about 300 children were placed at sites far from home. DNAinfo

TOP 10 Many New York City high schools were ranked among the top 10 in the state according to the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings. New York Daily News

SCHOOL LUNCH A Queens state assemblyman has proposed a bill that would require school cafeterias to serve kosher and halal meals. Food and Wine

STEM FUN Staten Island students got a lesson in coding thanks to Google. Staten Island Advance