TRACKING CHANGE The number of categories of “violent and disruptive” incidents logged at schools will shrink under new rules passed by the Board of Regents Tuesday. Chalkbeat, New York Times

NEXT STEPS Harlem parents see an opportunity for broader dialogue now that the Department of Education has withdrawn plans to merge P.S. 241 with P.S. 72. Chalkbeat, Patch

INSPIRING EDUCATOR Alhassan Susso, a teacher at International Community High School in the Bronx, is a finalist for a $1 million teaching prize. New York Daily News

NEW SCHOOL Staten Island Borough President James Oddo is leading the charge to create a school on Staten Island for students who are dyslexic, which could open by 2018. Staten Island Advance

HEALTHY KIDS Some school-based health clinics could be in danger of closing due to new Medicaid rules, according to the Children’s Defense Fund. NY1, Chalkbeat (Oct. 6)

HOW TO DESEGREGATE Editorial: Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute says you can’t separate school segregation from residential segregation. Washington Post

STUDENT INJURED A student at Midwood High School set a fellow student’s hair on fire, according to police. New York Post, DNAinfo

NOT FUNNY An assistant principal at I.S. 10 in Astoria, Queens reportedly shared a transphobic graphic with teachers at his school. New York Post

EARLIER EDUCATION Economist James Heckman argues that public education should start as early as birth. The Atlantic

POLICE IN SCHOOLS Do school-based safety officers make schools safer or criminalize minor offenses? Hechinger Report

FIGHTING FAKE NEWS Editorial: Chalkbeat co-founder, editor and CEO Elizabeth Green explains what real news requires — and how readers can help it survive. Medium