MAKING PROGRESS The only citywide gifted school participating in the city’s Diversity in Admissions program offered 20 seats to low-income students. Chalkbeat

MISSING SEATS Of the kindergartners who scored high enough to qualify for gifted education, 35 percent of them didn’t receive seats, according to new numbers from the education department. DNAinfo

SCIENCE FAIR A Brooklyn teacher explains how a science fair helped her students with autism learn to solve everyday problems. Chalkbeat

MAYORAL CONTROL State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan continues to insist Mayor Bill de Blasio hasn’t properly disclosed financial documents necessary for an extension of mayoral control. New York Post, New York Daily NewsCity & StateChalkbeat (May 22)

SHOWING SUPPORT Backers of Jill Bloomberg, the Park Slope principal accused of communist organizing, protested outside Tweed Courthouse. NY1

NEW PRINCIPAL Gabriel Feldberg, a former assistant principal at Brooklyn’s P.S. 10, was named to replace Monika Garg, who feuded with parents and teachers at Central Park East I. New York Daily News

SHRINKING THE POOL The city will offer buyouts to teachers in the Absent Teacher Reserve, who lack school assignments but are still employed by the education department. New York Daily News

SCIENCE STAR A former DNA analyst for the medical examiner’s office is now teaching biology and forensics at Staten Island Technical High School. New York Daily News

SHOW STOPPER Some audience members were “horrified” when a fellow parent performed a provocative dance number for families at a public school talent show. New York Daily News

TRACK RECORD An after-school program accused of punishing a student by putting him in a closet has several former violations. New York Post

PROM AND RAMADAN Brooklyn Tech’s prom conflicts this year with the holy month of Ramadan, despite some calls to change it. WNYC

P-TECH GRADS The first graduates of P-Tech High School, opened in partnership with IBM, will graduate Monday with associate’s degrees. DNAinfo

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Three Williamsburg schools will get extra resources under the mayor’s recently announced expansion of the program. DNAinfo

POP QUIZ The state released most of its questions from recent standardized math and English tests. Here’s a sample. Staten Island Advance

CAMPAIGN CASH Education advocates dominated campaign spending in 2016. Here’s a look at the big spenders. Politico

BUDGET CUTS Queens lawmakers are sounding the alarm over cuts to federal education spending in the president’s budget. Queens Chronicle