PRINCIPAL POWER Carl Manalo is the principal of a high school in Far Rockaway that serves a large number of English Language Learners, many of whom are either undocumented, unaccompanied minors or refugees. Chalkbeat

CHOICE TO INTEGRATE Former Chalkbeat reporter Patrick Wall takes a deep dive into the contentious zoning battle on the city’s Upper West Side. The Atlantic

BUDGET BRAWL The head of New York state’s education department met with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday and let her know that Trump’s proposed budget would have a “devastating impact” on New York schools. Chalkbeat

COOL IDEA The city plans to install air conditioning in all New York City classrooms by 2022. New York Daily News, New York Post, NY1, DNAinfo 

CHARTER WARS Opinion: Charter schools should do more work to stop suspending students, writes Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers. Gotham Gazette

PRE-K PUSH Here’s some information on the research behind Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push for pre-K that serves younger children. NPR

LEAD LEVELS The city found lead levels 1,000 times the federal limit at a school in Crown Heights. DNAinfo 

DREAM TEAM A program called “Dream Team” helps create a safe space for undocumented immigrants in city schools. Village Voice

PARENT VOICE One mom tells the story of how she fought for her son when she found out he had a learning disability. Chalkbeat

NUMBERS GAME Staten Island Technical High School again ranked among the country’s top high schools schools, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. Staten Island Advance 

Editorial: Charter schools did well on the U.S. News rankings of top public high schools. New York Post

WORKING FROM HOME Some New York City families like that their children have no homework. CBS New York

REPORT A Brooklyn Tech teacher sent “inappropriate messages” to a female student. DNAinfo