VOICE OF DISSENT Ernest Logan, head of the city’s principals union, said he isn’t impressed by gains at some of the city’s Renewal schools. Chalkbeat

WE’RE COOKED Manhattan’s Food and Finance High School has been without fully functioning kitchens since the start of the school year, and school officials said they’ve gotten little help to get back up and running. Chalkbeat, New York Post

ACHIEVING DIVERSITY A new report suggests ways New York City could integrate its schools, from fostering socioeconomic desegregation in pre-K programs, to breaking up concentrations of homeless students. Chalkbeat, New York 1

OPEN SEASON Applications are now open for 2017 kindergarten classes. New York 1

Today is the deadline for middle and high school applications. Patch

TOWN HALL Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña dropped by a Staten Island education council meeting, and vowed to address incidents of post-election bullying. Staten Island Advance

CHARTER EXPANSION Teaching Firms of America Charter School is looking to create 515 new charter seats in Bed-Stuy’s District 16, where the local education council has already warned of a “tipping point” of students outside traditional public schools. Patch

FOOD FIGHT Could zoning regulations encourage city students to eat healthier food during and after school? Gotham Gazette

SCHOOL SAFETY A 16-year-old was arrested at Robert F. Wagner Middle School in Queens after officials found a BB gun in the student’s backpack. New York Daily News

SPACE DEBATE State Senator Ruben Díaz Sr. argues the city isn’t doing enough to make space for charter schools. New York Post

VOUCHER TALK Betsy DeVos — Donald Trump’s education secretary pick — has pushed vouchers across the country, including Indiana. Here’s what Indiana’s model tells us about what a national voucher program could look like. Chalkbeat

Though a voucher program isn’t likely to be embraced in New York City, it could still affect the local education landscape. Chalkbeat

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten argues DeVos is “the most ideological, anti-public-school nominee for secretary of education since the U.S. Department of Education was created.” New York Daily News

CONFLICT OF INTEREST Campbell Brown, editor-in-chief of The 74, has said she will recuse herself from the publication’s coverage of DeVos. Politico