INSIDE THE ATR The city released long-awaited stats about members of the Absent Teacher Reserve, along with a plan to subsidize their hiring. Chalkbeat, New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News

Opinion: The questionable quality of the teachers in the ATR highlights why forced placement isn’t a good idea. New York Daily News

PARENTS’ VIEW Several politicians spoke out last week about a racial comment Success Board chairman Daniel Loeb made about state Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. But what do parents think? Chalkbeat

PROTESTING LOEB Protesters gathered in Harlem to demand that Loeb step down from the Success Academy board. NY1

BULLYING STATS More New York City students are reporting incidents of bullying, according to the 2017 School Survey. Sixty-five percent said there was bullying at school over “race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or citizenship/immigration status.” New York Daily News

TOUGH TALK On a recent panel, Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia weighed in on a range of hot topics. City & State, Chalkbeat (Aug. 16)

PALADINO OUT Opinion: Carl Paladino, former member of the Buffalo Board of Education, was pushed out last week — but not for his racist comments. New York Daily News

Paladino announced he is filing an appeal to regain his seat. Politico New York

TAKING CHARGE Meet the Memphis educator leading the charge to take down her city’s Confederate monuments. Chalkbeat

ECLIPSE TIME How teachers across the country prepared for Monday’s eclipse. Chalbeat