ADMISSIONS RULES New York City is making it easier for guidance counselors to refer students to transfer schools, which some worry could lead to an influx of students pushed out of their high schools. Chalkbeat

STUDENT VOICES A Success Academy theater teacher created a spoken-word piece for his fourth-grade students about what it means to be black and male in America. Chalkbeat

VOUCHER HISTORY A new report by the Center For American Progress describes the “racist origins” of school vouchers. Do vouchers have their roots in racism and do they exacerbate segregation? Chalkbeat

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten said such programs are the “only slightly more polite cousins of segregation.” New York Post

Editorial: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos must be “doing something right” since Weingarten linked school choice to racism. Wall Street Journal

CRISIS IN SCHOOLS The opioid crisis is increasingly becoming a problem in New York City public schools. New York Daily News

HOMETOWN HERO The founder of Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women is helping young women pursue careers in business. New York Daily News

GREEN THUMB Some high school students are spending time at an urban farm at Kingsborough Community College. NY1

PLAY STREET Neighbors are worried about a plan to turn a block into a “play street” for middle schoolers to take physical education classes. DNAinfo

BUS BUSINESS In 2015, 760 city school bus drivers were suspended or fired for misbehavior. New York Post