Rise & Shine: With guidelines now in place, only one school site has requested change in metal detector use
Whether schools should have more or fewer metal detectors is a contentious debate, especially in the wake of a recent fatal school stabbing. New York City now has a formal process that principals can follow to add or remove scanners in schools -- but only one campus so far has requested a change.
Plus: Tax breaks for private school savings, teacher supplies and more. If you want to learn how the federal tax bill could impact education, we've put together a list of must-read stories.
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