UPPER WEST SIDE CHANGES The neighborhood’s superintendent has floated a proposal meant to narrow the divides in District 3 by ensuring each middle school enrolls at least 30 percent low-income students. Chalkbeat

After parents objected to a change that would have shifted affluent students from the P.S. 199 zone to the mostly poor P.S. 191, the city is now proposing a more complicated solution that involves moving P.S. 191 and nearby P.S. 452. New York Times

TICK TOCK As the end of the legislative session nears, lawmakers have still not come to an agreement about mayoral control of the city’s schools. New York Times, Associated Press

THE SPACE DEBATE The city has withdrawn its own proposal to place some students from an Uncommon charter school into the Meyer Levin School for the Performing Arts’ building in East Flatbush after pushback. New York Daily News

Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz says empty seats are plentiful across the city, but they are not being made available to charter schools. Wall Street Journal (video)

AP FOR ALL Sixty-three schools will get new Advanced Placement classes next year as part of the city’s “AP for All” initiative. New York Daily News

The founder of a volunteer organization says he’s seen the power of AP courses to bring out students’ passions and propel them to college success. Gotham Gazette

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE It’s been a year of change at many New York City schools, which are moving away from suspensions and trying tactics like peer mediation. Wall Street Journal

NEXT STEPS Local leaders want Minerva Zanca, the former principal of Pan American International High School at the center of a federal civil rights lawsuit, to be fired. New York Daily News

AN ENDORSEMENT Editorial: The city’s new efforts to increase the share of black and Hispanic students at its specialized high schools are smart moves that don’t water down standards. New York Daily News

QUESTIONS OF MISCONDUCT A teacher at P.S. 33 in Chelsea was fined $1,800 for accepting a laptop from parents. DNAinfo

The city has dropped disciplinary charges against a Midwood High School teacher who sold copies of “Frankenstein” to students. New York Post

Two black teachers claim that Automotive High School principal Caterina Lafergola, who is soon leaving the school, forced them to work in a smelly former bathroom. New York Post

SCHOOL SAFETY A teacher won a $125,000 settlement in a lawsuit about injuries caused by rowdy students at Queens’ M.S. 72 Catherine and Count Basie. New York Post

HOMETOWN HERO NOMINEE A Success Academy debate coach says he wants to give his middle-school students the same chance he got to break out of his shell. New York Daily News

MUST-READS Why one of the country’s oldest desegregation programs is ending, one journalist’s own journey through the issue, and more in our weekly list of education stories worth bookmarking. Chalkbeat