MEGA-STUDY The Learning Policy Institute is expected to release a study today summarizing 125 pieces of research on community schools. It will be released at an event where New York City is also being honored for its work with the model. Chalkbeat

VOTING PROBLEMS The recent election of parents to Community Education Councils and high school councils was rife with glitches, some say, and may have affected the outcome. New York Post

FIRING BACK The mayor’s office called state Senate Republicans’ recent demands for more financial documents on city schools “politics at its absolute worst.” New York Daily News

RAKING IT IN Three chief custodian engineers in New York City schools earn over $200,000 per year. New York Post

MAKING ART Bronx students painted lunchroom tables with images on themes like bullying and gender equity for an art installation at city parks this summer. New York Daily News

TOP TEACHER Joseph Stewart, a physical education teacher at P.S. 721 in Manhattan, has increased access to sports for students with disabilities at his school and others. New York Daily News

HIP-HOP HELP A counselor at New Visions High School for Advanced Math and Sciences in the Bronx is using hip-hop to help his students express themselves and work through problems. NY1

COLLEGE READY Opinion: City Councilman Rory Lancman of Queens says the city needs to do more to ensure that students who graduate are college-ready. Queens Chronicle

BAD NEWS A former Queens assistant principal, who resigned in 2015, cheated colleagues into donating thousands of dollars to a fictional child with cancer, according to the Special Commissioner of Investigation. New York Post

SOLAR TECH Students at Co-op Tech, a Manhattan trade school, are learning valuable skills for the job market. NY1

UNWANTED GUESTS Rats have taken up residence outside P.S./I.S. 217 on Roosevelt Island, disgusting parents and neighbors. DNAinfo

STAFFER REMOVED The after-school worker accused of putting a Brooklyn student in a closet to discipline him was suspended from the Department of Education without pay. New York Post

FLIPPING OUT A newly elected member of a Community Education Council in Harlem was criticized for flipping the bird at a recent meeting. New York Post

MOVING ON A PTA president accused of an inappropriate drag performance at a district talent show was already planning to leave his post at the end of the year because his term is up. New York Daily News