CLOSURES The city is reportedly planning to close or merge nine Renewal schools, raising questions about whether the high-profile program is helping turn around schools. New York TimesChalkbeat

THE NUMBERS An analysis by the United Federation of Teachers shows that Donald Trump’s proposed move to vouchers could strip city schools of $500 million, affecting 700,000 students. Chalkbeat

ANOTHER CHANCE A Brooklyn transfer school is helping students get back on track for high school graduation. New York Times

TUITION ASSISTANCE Governor Cumo’s plan to provide free tuition at state schools could be a “game changer” for low-income students. New York Times

WHAT NEXT? State education commissioner MaryEllen Elia is under pressure to remove Carl Paladino from Buffalo’s school board after he was quoted making racist remarks. Politico

WEDDING BELLS United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew has married a woman with whom he was involved in a sex scandal. New York PostStaten Island Live

COMPARE AND CONTRAST Opinion: Recent drops in crime are in stark contrast to improvement seen in schools under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure. New York Post

AFTER HOURS Administrators at a Brooklyn high school “have hosted taxpayer-funded celebrations, out-of-town trips and staff retreats where drunken staffers spend the night carousing,” according to the New York Post. New York Post

The Post obtained a video that reportedly shows the educators partying. New York Post

MORE SPENDING Spending by the UFT is up $13 million. New York Post

MONEY MATTERS Opinion: A recent fundraiser held by the American Federation of Teachers for Mayor Bill de Blasio is a reminder that a recently-approved teachers contract for New York City teachers doesn’t work for children. New York Post

SOMBER A maintenance worker who was found hanging from a rope inside a Brooklyn elementary school is thought to have committed suicide. New York Post