DIVERSITY DEMANDS A group of advocates have drafted a letter to Chancellor Fariña with a list of ideas for addressing school segregation. Chalkbeat

ANOTHER YEAR Opportunity Charter’s middle school will stay open for at least another year, according to the Department of Education. Chalkbeat, Wall Street Journal

SUMMER READING The city will provide 10-12 free books to 29,000 elementary school children in the Bronx and Brooklyn this summer. DNAinfo

RULES AND REGS  The state Higher Education Services Corporation approved new regulations for the Excelsior Scholarship program. Politico

NEW SCHOOL A new 700-seat school is moving forward on Staten Island after the City Council approved its land acquisition. DNAinfo

STUDENT GOVERNMENT A 16-year-old student at Stuyvesant High School is running for state Senate. DNAinfo

GUN IN SCHOOL A student at New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn brought a gun to school, the police said. New York Times, New York Daily News, NY1, CBS New York

TEACHER SLASHED A student allegedly assaulted a dean, injuring his eye, at Maxwell Technical High School in East New York. New York Daily News

STUDENT ARRESTED Police arrested a student who they say stabbed four fellow students outside a school in Manhattan. New York Post

TEACHER CHARGED A substitute teacher was charged with a hate crime Thursday for ripping the hijab from a student’s head. PIX 11, New York Post

COMPUTER SCIENCE Opinion: Former City Councilwoman Susan Molinari, now at Google, highlights the work Google is doing with city schools. Staten Island Advance

SHOW STOPPERS New York City students are using drama to explore issues like truancy. Brooklyn Reader

GOING GREEN A new school slated to open in 2020 in East New York will have a vegetable garden on its roof. Patch

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE Opinion: A Brooklyn teacher explains how the move toward restorative justice serves kids. City & State New York

LESSON PLANS A teacher at the Bronx Lab School shares how she taught her students about immigration. New York Times

PRE-K QUALITY Research shows that the quality of a pre-K matters just as much as access, and low-quality options can have negative effects, particularly on boys. The Atlantic

NEW GIG Former Newark Schools Chief Cami Anderson is now working with charter networks and school districts to reform school discipline. Chalkbeat

CLOSER LOOK Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew heat for her stance on whether schools in voucher programs could discriminate, but her position is hardly unusual. Chalkbeat