NEW DEAL New York officials released a blueprint of what state education policy could look like under a new federal law. The changes could narrow the focus on test scores when it comes to judging schools, and help spur integration. ChalkbeatWall Street JournalNY 1

SEARCHING FOR SAFETY In the wake of the killing of Texas teenager Jordan Edwards, who was shot by a police officer while riding in a car, a Brooklyn teacher struggles to send the right message to his black students. “Deaths like Jordan’s leave me choking on the reality that nothing I can teach will shield my students from becoming the next hashtag.” Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON One New York City parent explains why she chose her neighborhood school, P.S. 145. Her neighbors recently told the New York Times it would be like “malpractice” to send send their child there. Chalkbeat

BE OUR GUEST Next on the list of high-profile politicians to visit Success Academy: House Speaker Paul Ryan. Eva Moskowitz, head of the charter chain, caused a stir recently by hosting Ivanka Trump on a school tour, and for not speaking against Trump policies. Politico, New York Post

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito called for a protest of the visit, saying the community should tell Ryan “what we think about his agenda” and that “we should be denouncing and holding Eva Moskowitz responsible and accountable for bringing him here to our community.” Observer 

SHOW ME THE MONEY After participatory budget voting on the Upper East Side, two schools will share $1.1 million. P.S. 183 the Robert Louis Stevenson School plans to build a science lab and P.S. 198/77 hopes to renovate its playground. DNAinfo

WHO GETS CUFFED Data from the New York Civil Liberties Union shows that almost all of the students who were placed in handcuffs during a “crisis” incident were black or Hispanic. New York Daily NewsNY1, CBS New York

THE LATEST CRAZE Opinion: By banning the toys known as “spinners,” teachers and schools may be taking away a tool that helps kids focus. New York Post

The Staten Island Advance wants you to weigh-in with your thoughts on the craze. Staten Island Advance