BUDGET BUMP Mayor de Blasio released his executive budget Wednesday, which restored about $10 million for homeless students — funding that was omitted in his draft budget. Chalkbeat, New York Post, Newsday, New York Daily News, Brooklyn Reporter

BUILDING BRIDGES For Autumn Jones, last period was her “dead fish” class, where she struggled to reach students who seemed disinterested. But a conversation with one of her least engaged students changed how she approached the class — and how the student approached his work. Chalkbeat

TOUGH SELL Some Democratic state lawmakers are pushing back against funding de Blasio’s ambitious plan to offer universal preschool for three-year-olds — at least until the rest of the state guarantees slots for four-year-olds. Politico New York

DIAL-A-TEACHER Parents with questions about Common Core math instruction dominate the United Federation of Teacher’s homework hotline. DNAinfo

TEACHER TENURE Two teachers who are in jail for committing crimes against students are still drawing salaries from the education department. New York Daily News

CIVICS LESSON Staten Island Borough President James Oddo is trying to promote civics education by encouraging schools to use an interactive tool that gets students interested in government decisions through games. Staten Island Advance

SIGNING DAY Michelle Obama will be in New York City next week to celebrate “signing day” with hundreds of high school students. Patch, The Hill

TEACHER ARREST Police arrested a teacher at the Joseph Pulitzer School in Queens for grabbing a student. New York Daily News

PRE-PRE-K Opinion: de Blasio’s expansion of universal preschool is mostly unfunded and doesn’t do much to address larger flaws in the city’s education system. National Review

CONTENTIOUS CLASSES Teachers shouldn’t be afraid to tackle difficult or controversial material in their classes. The Atlantic

LOCAL CONTROL President Trump has ordered a review of education policies to find places where the federal government might be overstepping local school districts. New York Times