SCANNING SHIFTS Only one school site has asked for changes in how metal detectors are used, raising questions about New York City’s process to add or remove scanners. Chalkbeat

TALKING SHOP Eva Moskowitz, the CEO of Success Academy, discussed her new book with WNYC. WNYC

BUDDING TECHIES New York City students are participating in a coding competition and other activities to celebrate Computer Science Education Week. News 12

TEACHING TECH Teaching computer science doesn’t always require a screen. Here’s how one Brooklyn teacher uses “unplugged” lessons. EdSurge

PUSHING CHOICE Opinion: Donald Trump should invest more political capital into supporting the school choice platform of education Secretary Betsy DeVos. New York Post

DOE DOWNSIZING Opinion: The city education department should be able to find room for Success Academy to grow its charter network given the shrinking enrollment in some struggling traditional public schools. New York Post

PAY UP Opinion: Excelsior, New York’s program to provide “free” college, will really leave students saddled with debt. New York Post

BUILDING SPREE The city is in negotiations to buy property for the construction of a new elementary school in New Dorp on Staten Island. Staten Island Advance

APP FOR THAT Applications for kindergarten are now open. Staten Island Advance

BUDGET LINES The fight is on in the state Legislature to figure out education funding, including whether the city’s plan to expand pre-K for 3-year-olds should get a boost. City & State

‘LOST EINSTEINS’ Researchers who linked patent applications with testing and income data found that the highest-performing poor students were far less likely to become inventors than their more affluent peers. New York Times

FOLLOW THE MONEY Here’s a round-up of stories to help you understand how the federal tax bill could impact education. Chalkbeat