• A report commissioned by State Sen. Malcolm Smith is set to call for big checks on mayoral control. (Post)
  • At Brooklyn’s PS 37, a student leads the school band after the school lost its music teacher. (Daily News)
  • Kids at IS 61 on Staten Island painted the school cafeteria tables as a public art project. (NY1)
  • The DOE says it’s years away from completing a 4-year-old plan to install GPS in school buses. (WNYC)
  • The Daily News asks why the Bronx teacher who caused trouble on Friday wasn’t fired years ago.
  • The city has found too-high levels of a toxin at 19 schools but hasn’t cleaned them yet. (Daily News)
  • The proposed addition for PS 8 would add seven classrooms but not a gym. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Study: Kids who take medication for ADD do better on standardized tests than kids who don’t. (AP)
  • Baltimore’s charter schools have less challenging students than other city schools. (Baltimore Sun)
  • The otherwise modern principal of a South Carolina elementary school paddles misbehaving kids. (Time)