EDUCATION TALK One of Hillary Clinton’s senior education advisors offered a window into the candidate’s views on everything from charter schools to teacher accountability. Chalkbeat

Opinion: Former New York City schools Chancellor Joel Klein argues that research showing positive effects of replacing persistently struggling schools creates a clear mandate for the next president. The Daily Beast

GRAND STREET Bruce Eugene helped turn around the flagging football program at Brooklyn’s Grand Street Campus High School, but has since been fired amid charges that he violated enrollment rules. New York Times

SUSPICIOUS SCORES A pro-charter group is calling on education officials to investigate 10 district schools in Brooklyn that appear to have posted suspiciously high spikes in state test scores. Wall Street Journal

RENEWAL RESOURCES The city’s education department employs at least 114 administrators and “coaches” to staff its Renewal turnaround program in 86 low-performing schools. New York Post

EDUCATION PLATFORM Just over a year before Mayor Bill de Blasio faces re-election, his education agenda appears to be rooted in programs he’s already started. New York 1 

Opinion: The mayor’s agenda focuses on programs that will never be completed during his tenure, and sidesteps key debates about school segregation and charter schools. Gotham Gazette

THE FULL PACKAGE Manhattan’s High School for Math, Science and Engineering offers a well-rounded and rigorous curriculum that includes shadowing doctors and submitting architectural plans to the city. New York Daily News

BY THE NUMBERS U.S. News & World Report ranked the 50 top New York City high schools of 2016. New York Daily News

Here’s how the rankings are calculated. New York Daily News

GETTING IN And here’s a guide that can help students wade through the complicated high school admissions process. New York Daily News

FRANK SINATRA The eponymous Queens high school has come into its own as a destination for budding performers across the city. New York Daily News

UWS DEBATE In advance of the city releasing its final draft rezoning plan on the Upper West Side, some parents at P.S. 452 sound off on the possibility that their school will move 17 blocks south. New York Post

ZONE DEFENSE Parents at Ditmas Park’s P.S. 217 are concerned that a rezoning plan could threaten that school’s diversity. DNAinfo

BUS CRASH A 43-year-old woman was struck and killed by a school bus in the Bronx. New York Post

HANDS ON LEARNING The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning school is finding success serving a diverse student body with a hands-on model, and is getting all of its students to graduation in the process. DNAinfoChalkbeat (Aug. 12)

CHARTER WARS The NAACP ratified a controversial resolution that calls for a moratorium on charter schools. Washington Post, Huffington Post