IT’S OFFICIAL Dozens of charter schools authorized by SUNY will now be eligible to create their own teacher certification programs, a decision that prompted threats of legal action from the United Federation of Teachers. Chalkbeat, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post, Associated Press

HOMELESS STUDENTS One in ten city students was homeless at some point last school year, according to new data released this week, a statistic that prompted lawmakers to grill top education officials about how they’re serving the city’s most vulnerable students. Chalkbeat, New York 1, DNAinfo, Staten Island Advance

SCHOOL CHOICE When choosing a high school, parents seem to care more about whether a school enrolls high-achieving students rather than its quality, according to a new study of the city’s high school choice system. Chalkbeat

GENIUS AWARD Nikole Hannah-Jones, a New York Times correspondent who has written extensively about school segregation, was awarded a Genius Grant. We rounded up four of her most powerful education stories that are worth another read. Chalkbeat

DOUBLE DIP As city teachers receive back pay from the two years they worked without a contract, the United Federation of Teachers will deduct dues from those payments, despite having collected dues from their earlier paychecks issued during that period. The 74

AP FOR ALL More students are taking — and passing — AP courses. But there are still big gaps between students of color and their white and Asian peers. DNAinfo, Staten Island AdvanceChalkbeat (Oct. 10)

EFFECTIVE TEACHERS? Editorial: After Chalkbeat reported that 97 percent of educators were considered effective or highly effective last school year, the Post argues that student outcomes don’t seem to reflect high teacher quality. New York Post

FOLLOW THE MONEY Opinion: Nearly 16,000 education department employees make more than $100,000, according to Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of OpenTheBooks.com. Forbes