INTEGRATION EFFORTS Socioeconomic integration plans are popping up in school districts and charter schools across the country, but here in New York City, a new report finds, they’ve been slow to catch on. Chalkbeat

DRAINING THE POOL New York City’s Absent Teacher Reserve is shrinking, according to new figures from the Department of Education. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News

FIRST PERSON A Spanish teacher at Achievement First East Brooklyn High School explains why she was drawn to the profession and how she serves as a “mirror” to her students. Chalkbeat

PIECE OF HOME South Asian and West Indian immigrant teens who attend Brooklyn International High School are part of what is likely the only public high school cricket league in the country. New York Times 

PLAYING POLITICS Editorial: The NAACP’s proposal for a moratorium on charter schools is about cozying up to teachers unions rather than doing what’s best for kids. New York Post, Wall Street Journal

DEFENDING CHARTERS Editorial: The mother of two children who attend Uncommon Schools’ Leadership Preparatory Ocean Hill Charter School in Brownsville, Brooklyn, explains why the NAACP moratorium is a mistake. New York Daily News

A DIFFERENT VIEW Editorial: Despite high-profile opposition, there are several reasons to support the NAACP’s proposed charter school moratorium. AlterNet

EXPAND US Members of the Coalition for Educational Equity, a pro-charter group, gathered at City Hall to demand more seats in public schools for charters. New York Post, New York Daily News

CHARTER SCHOOL GRANT A network of Hebrew-language charter schools received a nearly $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand in New York City. The Forward

FIGHT CLUB FALLOUT The principal at Bronx High School of Science apologized to a Daily News reporter who was threatened by students after exposing the school’s “fight club” this week. New York Daily News

TOP BRASS Editorial: The existence of a longstanding fight club at Bronx Science argues for a “thorough overhaul” of school leadership. New York Daily News

BUSING BLUES Children with special needs are often stuck with long bus rides to and from school. Here’s what parents can do to help. DNAinfo

CAREER BOOST Teen girls were invited to explore traditionally male professions like architecture and construction at an event hosted by the Lower Eastside Girls Club and Department of Design and Construction. DNAinfo

TRAINING TEACHERS Editorial: Karen DeMoss, director of Bank Street College’s Sustainable Funding Project, explains the benefits of residencies for new teachers. Hechinger Report

MISSING OUT Black and Hispanic students are far less likely than peers of other races to attend elite public colleges, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress. Associated Press

LION LOST Jack Greenberg, who worked with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to win Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 and later led the group, died this week.  New York Daily News, NY1, New York Times, The Atlantic