PRE-K PROMISE A new study found that the introduction of universal pre-K led to improved health outcomes for low-income children in New York City. Chalkbeat

LATE ARRIVALS Six Renewal schools are currently slated for closure, but the city hasn’t blocked students from enrolling. Chalkbeat

INTEGRATION TOOL New York state officials are hoping to use the Every Student Succeeds Act to help integrate schools — and improve them. Chalkbeat

BUDGET OR BUST New York finally seems poised to pass a state budget after blowing its March 31 deadline. Associated Press, NY1, NBC New York

RAISE THE AGE Legislators appear to have reached a deal to raise the age of criminal responsibility so that 16- and 17-year-olds are not treated like adults in court. New York Post, New York Times

SAT DAY City juniors taking the SAT for free on Wednesday will not be offered the optional essay portion of the test, forcing them to take the test again if they want to complete that section. New York Post

Success Academy is choosing not to offer the test on Wednesday since it doesn’t include the essay. New York Daily News

FAKE GUN A six-year-old brought a realistic toy gun to his Brooklyn school, P.S. 195 in Manhattan Beach. New York Post, New York Daily News, NBC New York

STUDENT STABBED A 16-year-old student was stabbed at John Bowne High School in Flushing, Queens. Three other students were arrested. New York Daily News, NY1, New York Post, PIX 11 News

PRINCIPAL PROBLEMS Howard Kwait, principal of John Bowne High School, is the subject of a lawsuit brought against the city by an assistant principal at the school. New York Daily News

GETTING IN Parents whose children attend Park Slope’s M.S. 51 were concerned to hear that a deputy mayor’s son may have had a leg up in gaining admission, something the city disputes. New York Post

RUBBER ROOM Opinion: Nina Kossman, a former teacher at an Islamic private school, doesn’t belong in the Absent Teacher Reserve. New York Post

YOUNG READERS Jeff Baron, a children’s book author, visited P.S. 75 on the Upper West Side to get advice from potential readers. New York Times

SCHOOL QUALITY Researchers say a recent New York Times analysis paints a flawed picture of how home prices and school quality overlap. The 74

GUNS IN SCHOOLS A proposed federal law would allow people to carry guns into previously prohibited places, including schools. DNAinfo