SPLITTING UP Democrats for Education Reform President Shavar Jeffries is no longer on the board of Success Academy, Politico reported on Monday. His departure highlights a growing divide among charter supporters about how to deal with the Trump administration. Chalkbeat, Politico

SPEAKING UP At a political rally on Monday, New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins weighed-in on racial comments by Success Academy chair Daniel Loeb. She stopped short of calling for his removal after Loeb wrote on Facebook that the senator has done “more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood.” ChalkbeatNew York Times

At the rally, pols called for Democrats to take control of the state Senate, and Comptroller Scott Stringer said he will use a $4,500 donation from Loeb in 2011 to help make that happen. New York Daily News, Observer

CLOSE CALL Five Brooklyn school-based clinics that were slated for closure will now remain open after the community rallied. Brooklyn Daily Eagle

FLASHBACK Here is a look back at the United Federation of Teachers strike and the fight for community control for schools in the 1960s. New York Daily News

WHISTLEBLOWER The assistant principal at P.S. 24 in the Bronx has filed a lawsuit claiming his boss assigned him to unsafe work conditions after he complained the school blocked poor students from enrolling. New York Daily News

SONG AND DANCE New York City students are participating in an audition boot camp this summer, which prepares kids from high-poverty schools to apply to performing arts high schools. WNYC, Chalkbeat (Aug. 2016)

TEACHABLE MOMENT As the racist violence in Charlottesville unfolded, educators took to Twitter to share resources to use in the classroom. Here are some of the highlights from the crowd-sourced #CharlottesvilleCurriculum. Chalkbeat

More resources are available here. WNYC

CLASSROOM CONSEQUENCES Past studies shine a light on how the racist violence in Charlottesville could impact student achievement and attendance. Chalkbeat