SUCCESS STORY They manage the lunchroom, help provide uniforms and MetroCards, and handle issues of domestic violence. These “operations” teams are a less flashy aspect of New York City’s largest and most controversial charter school network. Chalkbeat

CALL FOR HELP In two Bronx districts, schools called emergency medical workers to remove students in crisis more often than in any other part of the city over the past three years, according to advocates. Chalkbeat

FATAL STABBING A student had previously attempted suicide in the school where, recently, another student was fatally stabbed. New York Times

Officials at the city’s education department decided to remove the school’s principal. New York Post , NY1, CBS New York, New York Daily News

UNIQUE MODEL New York City Autism Charter School demonstrates how children with profound special needs can be educated in a public setting. Politico New York

TESTING TESTING Members of High Achievement New York are calling on teachers union officials to change their minds and participate in writing new standardized English and math tests. New York Daily News

HURRICANE REPAIR Students who live near Rockaway Beach are still helping to repair their school after Hurricane Sandy. New York Daily News

BULLYING STATS Under a bill proposed by City Councilman Mark Treyger, schools would have to report bullying statistics. New York Post

G&T TEST Editorial: All pre-K students should be opted into gifted and talented tests by default. New York Daily News

FAME Music teachers at LaGuardia High School are upset about cuts and changes to some of the school’s famous arts programs. New York Post

BEHIND BARS More than 1,700 education department employees were arrested in 2016. New York Post

DEVOS TRACKER U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spent the first six months of her tenure meeting with religious leaders and advocates for school choice. New York Times, Chalkbeat (Oct. 26)