TA-NEHISI TALK Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of “Between the World and Me,” told a group of about 30 principals that helping students is “not all up to you.”  Chalkbeat

WALK AWAY A young boy with autism went missing from his Brooklyn school and the incident is causing a Department of Education investigation. NY1

LANGUAGE LEARNERS State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and several other advocates testified about English Language Learners at an Assembly hearing. Albany Times Union

NEW SPOT City officials are looking at potential new school locations in Park Slope to ease overcrowding. DNAinfo 

MY SHOT Some city students perform on stage before watching the hit musical “Hamilton.” amNY

TRANSPARENCY CALL Editorial: The DOE should create a calendar for every School Leadership Team meeting and make the minutes available. amNY

SUIT UP A new lawsuit claims some parents home-schooling children were threatened with Administration for Children’s Services investigations. New York Post

STAT SHAKEUP Opinion: An organization tracking hate crimes since the presidential election did not report that about 20 percent of educators have heard derogatory language directed at white students. New York Post