Rise & Shine: How is education policy made in New York? Here is an inside look

INSIDE GUIDE What is it like to cover a Board of Regents meeting where important policy changes are posted minutes before the board begins discussing them? We explain the scene in Albany earlier this week. Chalkbeat

SURVEY SAYS Students with disabilities in separate classes don’t feel more excluded than when they are in school with their non-disabled peers, according to a study based on surveys of New York City middle-school students. Chalkbeat

SUCCESS LAWSUIT A family is suing Success Academy over a lengthy suspension the charter network issued to a student. New York Daily News

STUDENT HOMELESSNESS One in every 10 students experienced homelessness at some point during the last school year, which takes a toll on learning. amNewYork

PRE-K Opinion: Enrolling in prekindergarten benefits students through eighth grade, according to a new study. New York Times