A TESTED FAMILY Ten-year-old Bishop Ashburn was exposed to lead as a baby, likely causing permanent brain damage that has significantly affected his ability to learn. Now, some advocates are calling for new neuropsychological testing protocols to ensure children get the help they need. Chalkbeat
MONEY MATTERS Comptroller Scott Stringer is asking the city to overhaul its contracts for pre-K and childcare services. Chalkbeat
CHARTER CHALLENGES At a major ed reform conference in Oakland, charter supporters reflected on the political headwinds they’re facing across the country, including in New York. Chalkbeat
Raising the cap on charter schools does not appear likely this legislative session, despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s support. City & State
A LEGAL MATTER Students who were burned during a 2014 science class at Beacon High School will receive over $1 million as part of a legal settlement. New York Daily News
POLICY IDEAS Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro unveiled a proposal to create a national, federally funded pre-K program as part of a broader suite of education initiatives. New York Times
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