RESTORATIVE JUSTICE A teacher explains how she went from being a restorative justice skeptic to a believer in the approach. Chalkbeat

NEW APPROACH An entire district in the Bronx is attempting to revamp curriculum with project-based learning and enrichment opportunities. DNAinfo

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE Opinion: Those who criticize the city’s diversity plan have chosen “to let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” writes David Kirkland, the executive director of the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. City & State

SUCCESS STORY Success Academy’s leader released a video explaining some of the reasons she thinks her schools are successful. New York Daily News

Opinion: People should pay attention to how Success Academy has achieved its results, writes Robert Pondiscio is a senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. New York Daily News

RULING THE SCHOOLS Teachers union president Michael Mulgrew dismissed a plan to tie mayoral control to a charter school expansion as a “load of crap.” New York Daily News

With just five days left in the legislative session, lawmakers are still arguing about mayoral control. New York Post

Opinion: Mulgrew writes the enthusiasm Senate Republicans had for renewing mayoral control under Bloomberg likely had to do with the former mayor’s campaign contributions. City & State

EXAM LEAK A teacher told a student the questions on a Regents exam before the test, an investigation found. New York Post

READY SET GO The Department of Education is sponsoring the inaugural Staten Island Student Soap Box Derby. Staten Island Advance

TEACHING AWARD An immigrant herself, this teacher helps her immigrant students graduate. New York Daily News

3-K FOR ALL Opinion: Two professors at NYU write that the mayor’s 3-K for All plan would provide important economic gains for families. The 74

BRAIN POWER A program at a school in the South Bronx is trying to teach students who grow up in poverty research-based tools to develop their brains. NPR

SECRETARY SAYS U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared to chide charter school leaders who oppose an expansion of private school choice. Chalkbeat

RETIREMENT PLAN Opinion: By and large, states do a poor job of creating retirement plans for teachers. New York Daily News