SANCTUARY CITY Last week, Donald Trump issued an executive order that may limit federal funding to New York City. Education programs serving low-income students and those with disabilities would be hardest hit. Chalkbeat

SAYING GOODBYE  James Tallon, chairman of the state Board of Regents’ budget committee, will not seek another term this year. That loss could be felt more acutely given Gov. Cuomo’s controversial proposed changes to the state’s education funding formula. Chalkbeat

DIVIDED ON DEVOS Betsy DeVos cleared the first major hurdle to becoming the country’s top education official, earning enough votes to clear the Senate’s education committee. But it’s still not completely clear whether the full chamber will vote to approve her. Chalkbeat

GRADUATION GAINS Twenty out of 31 high schools in the city’s Renewal turnaround program saw upticks in graduation rates last year, according to preliminary data, while 11 saw declines. New York Daily News

BREAKING BAD Federal prosecutors have accused a teacher at P.S. 211 in the Bronx of breeding and training roosters for cockfighting. Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post

CARTOON CONTROVERSY A political cartoon featured in the global studies Regents exam is drawing criticism from some who see it as “anti-Israel.” New York Post

CHARTER WARS Editorial: De Blasio should not push back against Gov. Cuomo’s charter school agenda, which includes increasing payments and lifting the cap on charters in New York City. New York Post

GUN SCARE A student threatened to bring a gun to Brooklyn’s John Dewey High School, though authorities did not find any weapons at his home. New York Post, DNAinfo

DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has vowed to protect immigrant students and indicated the education department won’t track their immigration status or reveal it to the federal government. New York 1, DNAinfo, Staten Island Advance, Patch (Chalkbeat, 1/30)