GROWING DIVERSITY Twelve schools are joining the city’s Diversity in Admissions pilot, the Department of Education said Thursday. Chalkbeat, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, DNAinfo, SchoolBook, New York Daily News

RALLYING SUPPORT At a rally Wednesday, charter school principals and teachers expressed a range of reactions to the NAACP’s call for a moratorium on charter schools. Chalkbeat, The 74

HIDDEN BIAS Teachers make implicit assumptions based on race that can play a role in whether students are referred to gifted programs or special education. Chalkbeat, Colorlines

SCHOOL CHOICE The city’s algorithm for matching students with high schools is working as intended, according to a new report from the Independent Budget Office. Wall Street Journal

REZONING DEBATE Members of the Community Education Council in District 3 on the Upper West Side say they are committed to diversifying schools in the district. DNAinfo

HOMELESS CRISIS The Department of Education is considering changing the way it serves homeless students in Brooklyn. DNAinfo

FIGHTING BACK The mother of a student who was sexually assaulted at Ocean Hill Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn criticized the school for failing to protect her daughter. New York Daily News, New York Post

CITY KIDS In some ways, the children of New York City are like kids anywhere — but there are certain things that set them apart. New York Times

GOING LOCAL New York City school children are now being served hamburgers made with locally sourced beef. NY1

LUNCH BREAK Students in the Bronx line up to buy their lunch from Tony’s Halal Truck, run by Mohammed Wasifi. New York Times

QUICK THINKING A teacher at Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens successfully administered CPR to a student who had stopped breathing. New York Daily News

STARTING STRONG Opinion: Childhood illiteracy is a crisis in New York City and across the nation, but rarely gets the attention it deserves. Queens Chronicle

TOP SCHOOLS Eleven high schools in Queens are among the city’s best, according to U.S. News and World Report. Queens Chronicle

TAX CAP New York state school districts that rely on property taxes could get a boost next year as the state cap is expected to rise. Politico

FIRST PERSON Ric Zappa, director of school culture for KIPP in the Bay Area, explains how restorative justice can work. Chalkbeat