Rise & Shine: Eva Moskowitz for U.S. education secretary? UFT president weighs in

BATTLE LINES With Success Academy’s Eva Moskowitz reportedly in the running for education secretary, New York City teachers union president Michael Mulgrew is preparing for a fight. Chalkbeat

Moskowitz joins other education reform leaders, including former D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee, also under consideration for the post. Politico, New York Magazine

MEETING UP Sources say President-elect Donald Trump met with Moskowitz at Trump Tower on Wednesday. Politico, New York Post

NEW STATS A record 55 percent of New York City high school students are enrolling in college, vocational programs or public service programs, according to 2015 data released by the Department of Education. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News

WALKING IT BACK The State Department of Education may consider changing exams for grades 3-8 in 2018, contrary to what it said on Monday. Chalkbeat

FREE LUNCH Protesters gathered outside City Hall to demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio fund universal free school lunch. New York Daily News, DNAinfo

CALENDAR WOES The Department of Education’s online calendar for high school admissions events is still riddled with ommissions and errors. DNAinfo, Chalkbeat (Sept. 23)

WALKOUT FALLOUT Editorial: Students shouldn’t be encouraged to leave school to protest the election. New York Post

MONEY MATTERS The City University of New York failed to properly track its own spending, according to a preliminary report from the state Office of the Inspector General. DNAinfo, NY1

CUNY CLEAN-UP Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to scrutinize CUNY’s finances by ordering a review by the university’s board and appointing new inspectors general. PoliticoNew York Post

TACKLING TUITION The City Council approved a bill that would create a task force to explore making CUNY tuition-free again. Politico

BULLYING ON THE RISE Since Trump’s election, the Southern Poverty Law Center has received hundreds of reports of harassment, bullying and racist displays across the U.S. New York Times

TRUMP’S AGENDA Why Donald Trump’s goal of expanding school voucher programs could be hard to achieve. NBC News

SCHOOL CHOICE Diane Ravitch reviews two books on privatizing education and discusses them in the context of Trump’s election. New York Review of Books