REFORM NO MORE New York City was once at the center of the nation’s education reform movement, which hoped to overcome powerful unions to reshape the way the city hires and retains teachers. Here’s why it stalled. Politico New York 

EDUCATION CHALLENGER Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon said in an interview that people want her to run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, partly because of her criticisms of his school funding policies. New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, New York 1

FOILED A member of Harlem’s Community Education Council 5 wanted to know how many schools in her district have librarians. But more than a year after she filed a Freedom of Information Law request, the education department still hasn’t responded. New York Post

SCIENCE TIME Neil deGrasse Tyson stopped by the city’s Summer STEM Institute with schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. New York Daily News