NOT ENOUGH Recent revisions to Common Core don’t do enough to address teachers’ concerns, especially when it comes to early-grade reading standards and English Language Learners, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew told Chalkbeat. Chakbeat

FIRST TIME VOTERS New York City students talk about voting for the first time and share their thoughts about Donald Trump. Chalkbeat

HOMELESS AND ABSENT A new report by New York City’s Independent Budget Office finds that two-thirds of homeless children are “chronically absent” or “severely chronically absent” from school. New York TimesWall Street Journal, Politico

TOO GOOD An organization that helps students get to college may have been a victim of its own success: The Harlem Center was denied a federal grant because its students are already succeeding. New York Post

CHARTER POLITICS The pro-charter StudentsFirstNY has joined a real estate trade association in “a campaign to keep Republicans in control of the state Senate.” Wall Street Journal

GIFTED STUDENTS Harlem Academy, an independent school that charges families based on their income, serves gifted, disadvantaged children. DNAinfo

HISTORIC SITE? Plans to build a new middle school at the site of a closed-down garage in Queens have drawn the ire of preservationists who want to see the structure protected. DNAinfo

LOADED GUN A student at Urban Assembly Maker Academy in Lower Manhattan was arrested after bringing a loaded gun to school. NY1New York Daily NewsNew York Post

CREEPY CLOWNS New York City education officials recently sent letters home informing parents of “creepy clown” threats received at some schools. DNAinfo

STRUGGLING SCHOOLS Opinion: The decrease in state-designated “struggling” and “persistently struggling” schools is a “farce” based on relaxed standards. New York Post

NO PICTURES The head of the union that represents school safety officers says that Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned the release images of drugs and weapons confiscated in schools. New York Post

UWS REZONING In a letter to the editor, city councilwoman Helen Rosenthal writes that voices in favor of school diversity have been “drowned out” by others protesting a proposed rezoning in the Upper West Side. New York Times

GOT QUESTIONS? The next Panel for Educational Policy meeting will be held on Staten Island, and Chancellor Carmen Fariña will be on-hand to answer questions. Staten Island Live

EDUCATION SUPPORTER Elizabeth F. Rohatyn, who founded Teaching Matters and worked with New Visions for Public Schools, has died. She was 86. New York Times

TRUMP EFFECT? At the presidential debate on Sunday, Hillary Clinton said bullying in schools is up and described it as the “Trump Effect.” But is it real, and if so, how should teachers handle it? Slate