THE TENURE TRACK Out of 25 large school districts across the country, New York City is among the hardest to fire ineffective teachers, according to a new report. Chalkbeat, New York Post

COMPUTER SCIENCE ROADBLOCK The city has committed to offering computer science in every city school by 2025, but that shift will require a steep uphill climb in Brooklyn, where some districts have laptops for as few as 11 percent of students. Chalkbeat

HOMELESS STUDENTS Homeless families must often choose between shelter and school — partly because the two systems are not well coordinated and can require students to travel for hours or transfer if no shelter spaces are available near their school. The Atlantic

LITERACY BOOST The city is dispatching about 100 coaches to help boost literacy in four low-performing districts. But will it make a noticeable dent in the mayor’s promise of 100 percent literacy? Wall Street Journal

SHOW ME THE MONEY Central Queens Academy Charter School filed a lawsuit claiming the city is violating state law by not reimbursing the entire cost of their rent. New York Post, New York Daily News

FIREABLE OFFENSE? Editorial: A panel of judges erred in reinstating a Bronx elementary school teacher who helped students cheat on a state English exam. New York Post

READING CLUB Homeless students will get reading lessons as part of new tutoring programs in city shelters, schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Wednesday. New York Daily News, New York 1

SIDE BY SIDE Fariña visited the George Washington Educational Campus to promote collaboration between co-located schools. DNAinfo

BAD NEWS An 18-year-old student was taken in for psychiatric evaluation after harassing a transgender teacher at a Lower Manhattan high school. New York Daily News, New York Post

SCHOOL STARTUP Meet the four people who banded together to create the Uncommon charter network. The 74