INTEGRATION PLANS A new charter network being planned by Emily Kim, Success Academy’s former top lawyer, will put diversity front and center. Chalkbeat

CHARTER BOOST Critics and fans are weighing in on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans, revealed last week, to help charter schools. The 74, Gothamist

Opinion: The mayor did the right thing by accepting the bargain in exchange for two years of mayoral control. New York Daily News

The mayor was quiet about details of the deal and left town for Germany shortly after it was announced. Gotham Gazette

NEW RULES SUNY is considering new rules to allow teachers without master’s degrees into the charter schools it authorizes. NPR, Chalkbeat (July 6)

Opinion: SUNY’s proposed rule change will allowed talented professionals from other fields into city classrooms. New York Post

SEPARATE TEAMS A federal lawsuit alleges that the division of sports teams on the John Jay Educational Campus in Park Slope constitutes a form of unequal treatment. New York Post

EDUCATION TALK City Limits hosted a panel of education experts on BRIC TV, including Clara Hemphill of Insideschools, Charles Sahm of the Manhattan Institute, and Zakiyah Ansari of the Alliance for Quality Education. City Limits

GROWING UP WNYC checks back on a Q Daily, a transgender student in Brooklyn now nearing adolescence. WNYC

BEATING THE ODDS Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun, an East New York native, founded Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC to help over-age middle and high school students. Forbes

CHARTER CHANGE A recent Supreme Court ruling could open the door to churches running charter schools in some states. Chalkbeat