CHARTER STUDY While some charter schools serve fewer high-needs students, many serve the same population as traditional public schools, according to a new report. Chalkbeat

TIGHTER RULES The Administration for Children’s Services will work more closely with the Department of Education and NYPD in the wake of Zymere Perkins’ death in September. New York Daily News

UNDER REVIEW The city will spend $5 million in private donations to assess its Computer Science for All initiative over the next nine years. Politico

BOOSTING SKILLS Hundreds of educators attended an English Language Learners conference on Saturday hosted by the United Federation of Teachers. NY1

BACK-UP PLAN The city will offer students MetroCards and reimburse families’ car fare if school bus company workers decide to strike this week. New York Daily News, Staten Island Advance, NY1

PUSHING FOR MORE Integration advocates on the Upper West Side say the current school rezoning proposals don’t go far enough. Politico

ABUSE CHARGE A mother claims her son’s molestation by an older boy was ignored at Nord Anglia International School, a Manhattan private school. New York Post

FIGHT CLUB FALLOUT Bronx High School of Science sent a letter home to parents, asking them to keep their children away from the park where fights were held. New York Daily News

KEEP IT TO YOURSELF Two assistant principals at different schools are in hot water after making inappropriate comments to colleagues and students. New York Post

CHESS CHAMP Chess Hall of Fame grandmaster Maurice Ashley is teaming up with the Police Athletic League and Brooklyn District Attorney’s office on an after-school chess program. DNAinfo

WAITING FOR HELP An assistant principal who collapsed at J.H.S. 226 in Queens had to wait for an ambulance to get first aid because the school failed to call a “code blue” over the loudspeaker, sources say. New York Post

ARTS SCHOOLS Editorial: The city’s arts schools should rely more on auditions than grades in their admissions process. City Limits

BRING IT ON Cheerleaders from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn are raising money to defend their national title. NY1

REMEMBERING MIDWOOD Midwood High School in Brooklyn is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. SchoolBook, Chalkbeat (Oct. 21)

POSITIVE NUDGES Editorial: How seemingly small acts of encouragement can change a student’s trajectory. New York Times

CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM A new report finds that chronic absenteeism will likely factor into school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Education Week

CHARTER PAUSE Editorial: Cornell Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, explains his organization’s demand for a moratorium on charters. Ebony

OPPOSING VIEW Musician John Legend weighs in against the NAACP’s stance on charter schools. Huffington Post

MONEY MATTERS School teachers and other government workers are often encouraged to invest in confusing annuity plans. New York Times

EQUAL ACCESS The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would decide a case on whether a transgender boy can use the boys’ bathroom in a Virginia high school. New York Times

SCHOOL SEGREGATION John Oliver tackles school segregation on “Last Week Tonight.” Time