KEEPING STEADY The state Education Department won’t make changes to math and English tests, allowing for year-to-year comparisons but likely angering parents. ChalkbeatStaten Island Advance

GETTING BY A Brooklyn student talks about dealing with a chaotic school environment. “I only have a few friends because if you have too many friends in high school, drama will find you,” she writes. SchoolBook

STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY One successful high school in Manhattan “is proof that diversity is a strength and an asset that can be nurtured,” writes United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew. City and State

GIVEAWAY A school supplies company on Tuesday will donate enough classroom goodies for 33,000 New York City students. Wall Street Journal

WORLD VIEW What does the bottom if the ocean look like? How about Mars? Some Upper East Side take a peek thanks to a digital globe. DNAinfo

GIFTED P.S. 191 on the Upper West Side will open a gifted and talented program that admits students based on teacher recommendations and other factors. DNAinfo

ALL YOU NEED A Bed-Stuy principal who helped lead her school to remarkable improvement reminds all her students that they are college-bound and makes sure they feel loved. DNAinfo

MAKE ROOM There’s “no valid reason” to deny charter schools space in New York City, where Jeremiah Kittredge, CEO of Families for Excellent Schools, says data shows there’s room for more. New York Post 

DOG DAYS Some New York City private schools brought in therapy dogs for students after Donald Trump’s surprise election. New York Post

TOP SCHOOLS Rankings for the best private high schools in New York City are out. Patch