DIVERSITY PLAN After years of lobbying by parent advocates, the city unveiled a plan to create more diversity in District 1 elementary schools. Chalkbeat

LOWER SCORE The Board of Regents voted to drop the passing score on a controversial teacher certification exam. Chalkbeat

DIVERSE CHARTERS The Walton Family Foundation will invest $2.2 million in new New York City charter schools that aim to be socioeconomically diverse. Chalkbeat

NEW LAW Here are three ways your school may be affected by the state’s ESSA plan. DNAinfo 

CTE VISIT City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited a CTE program at Longwood Preparatory Academy. News 12 The Bronx

FES FINE Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter group, was fined over $400,000 in Massachusetts for failing to disclose donors. New York Daily News

END OF COMMON CORE The name “Common Core” has been officially replaced by the “Next Generation Learning Standards.” Staten Island Advance, Chalkbeat (Sept. 11)

TOWN HALL Fariña will be at a town hall in Staten Island in early October. Staten Island Advance

TEACHER CERTIFICATION A Chalkbeat analysis reveals that teacher certification requirements often disproportionately disadvantage prospective teachers of color. Chalkbeat

INSIDE SCOOP Chalkbeat Detroit’s Erin Einhorn spent three days with the man who took on one of the toughest jobs in American education. Here’s what it looks like to be the person trying to improve Detroit’s schools. Chalkbeat

DISCIPLINE POLICY Opinion: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos should stand against an Obama administration policy that told districts to address racial imbalances in suspensions. Wall Street Journal

RETHINKING SCHOOL At a speech in Wyoming, DeVos provided clues about how she wants to change schools, which she says haven’t changed in 100 years. Chalkbeat