IMMIGRATION SCARE In a show of support for immigrant families, schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited a Queens school where immigration agents had come knocking. Chalkbeat, Wall Street Journal, NY1, New York Post, ABC 7

A Homeland Security official disputed the city’s account of what happened, saying agents “were not barred from the property nor asked to leave.” NY1

Opinion: Even though the officials were reportedly turned away, undocumented families are “spooked” by the incident. New York Daily News

Chalkbeat wrote about the worries of immigrant families and the impact on schools shortly after the presidential election.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS At a United Federation of Teachers immigration forum, educators said they want more training to know what to do in case immigration officers show up at school. WNYC

STUDIES SHOW Even as Mayor Bill de Blasio doubles-down on community schools, which provide social services to students, a pair of reports on the model shows mixed results. Chalkbeat

IT’S BACK The nonprofit PENCIL has revived its popular “Principal for a Day” — but with a focus on helping businesses partner with schools to make sure students are ready for college and the workforce. Chalkbeat, Crains New York

TRAVEL BUG At Arts & Letters in Brooklyn, which is part of an education department initiative to integrate schools, the gulf between students is apparent when they discuss vacation plans. Motto

ANOTHER IDEA New York’s plan for free college may be too expensive, so one professor says perhaps the state should focus on paying for two years of community college, instead. New York Times

MOVING OUT The principal at Central Park East I has stepped down after a year-long fight led by some parents. New York Times, New York Daily News

TIGHT SPOT De Blasio downplayed the impact that handing out more parking passes to educators would have on people searching for a space. New York Post

IN COURT A teen accused of bringing a gun to school pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Staten Island Advance

REDUCE, REUSE Staten Island students can compete in an art contest to promote recycling. The prize: Yankees tickets. Staten Island Advance

CAFETERIA DUTY A Staten Island teacher is suing after he says he was injured while trying to break-up a fight in the school cafeteria. Staten Island Advance