SCHOOL CHOICE Top Trump officials are doubling down on their commitment to expanding charter schools and promoting school choice. New York Post

But there can be drawbacks to New York City’s choice system — some of which are evident in the high school admissions process. Chalkbeat

ELECTION CONCERNS Some schools are already experiencing anti-immigrant bullying, and are bracing for the implications of a harsher immigration policy. DNAinfo, ChalkbeatUFT

Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to protect New York City’s immigrant population, and vowed not to turn over data from the IDNYC program. DNAinfo

ADMISSIONS TROUBLE Education leaders in District 2 are raising concerns about the middle school admissions process, which appears to be “more about schools choosing kids and not about kids choosing schools.” DNAinfo

CLOSED MEETINGS Despite a recent court ruling that theoretically opened school leadership meetings to the public, a Post reporter was barred from attending a meeting at Manhattan’s P.S. 15. New York Post

The city sent out guidance last week ordering principals to open the meetings. Chalkbeat

CHILDREN WILL LISTEN At Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School, students from all walks of life — and skill sets — make each theatrical production possible. New York Times

SPACE RACE Pro-charter groups are claiming that the city is misrepresenting the number of open seats in district schools. New York Post

INTEGRATION DEBATE Editorial: The rezoning plan for the Upper West Side should be approved — with a few tweaks. New York Daily News

SCHOOL SAFETY Editorial: The city claims that suspensions are falling, but does their data accurately reflect school safety? New York Post

STATUS QUO Last week’s shocking election results did not dramatically alter the political dynamic in the state legislature. Politico New York 

TRUMP DOCTRINE Opinion: Trump’s focus on school choice could be a good thing for American education. New York Post

SCHOOL SPENDING Editorial: Voters across the country largely voted down ballot initiatives that would have boosted school budgets. New York Times

TRUMP TRAUMA Opinion: Schools shouldn’t cancel classes or treat students as victims of trauma over Trump’s election. Instead, it should be used as a chance to open dialogue. New York Daily News