NO THANKS Hard-charging Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz said she won’t serve as education secretary for Donald Trump, but left the door open to work with his administration. Chalkbeat, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York 1, SchoolBook, DNAinfo, Politico New York

The initial reason for Moskowitz’s press conference Thursday morning was to blast de Blasio for blocking her schools from expanding into under-utilized buildings. DNAinfo

Editorial: Elevating Moskowitz to the nation’s top education post would have been a loss for New York City. New York Post

TO SERVE OR NOT TO SERVE Trump’s unexpected rise puts school reformers in a bind: Would serving in his administration be worth the association with racist and anti-immigrant rhetoric if it means advancing their agenda? Chalkbeat

GIFTED MOVES The city has largely failed to desgegregate its gifted programs, but, for the first time, officials are experimenting with setting aside seats for low-income students in one citywide gifted program at the Brooklyn School of Inquiry. Chalkbeat

WALK IT OUT Dozens of students walked out of Bard High School Early College in Queens Wednesday in protest of Donald Trump. DNAinfo

SHRINKING CLASSES Average New York City class sizes are down slightly compared with last year. New York Daily News

CATS Thousands of public school students will get a behind the scenes look at the eponymous Broadway revival. Broadway World

CONSTRUCTION ZONE School construction officials offered updates on projects in Queens. Queens Tribune

SURVEY SAYS A student’s race, ethnicity and immigrant status may be deciding factors in how teachers communicate with parents, a study found. The Atlantic