GRAD RULES At a Board of Regents meeting Tuesday, New York state’s education commissioner floated the idea of allowing a work-readiness credential to be an “end to receiving a local diploma.” Chalkbeat

3K FOR ALL Here is what we know so far about the city’s pilot program to provide free, full-day pre-K to 3-year-olds starting next fall. Chalkbeat

BUILDING COMMUNITY Chris Caruso talks with Chalkbeat about the challenges and triumphs of leading New York City’s community schools program. Chalkbeat

HARD TO STAFF New York’s State Education Department continues to face staffing challenges, said Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. Politico

MATH WOES A national math competition for high school students is looking for a new sponsor after the original one, Moody’s Foundation, pulled out of the partnership. Forbes

CHARTER CASH Some of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top donors in his bid for reelection are charter-school supporters. New York Post