CLOSED FOR BUSINESS School-based clinics, which are a big part of the education department’s “community schools” strategy, are facing closure due to budget cuts and a change in the way the clinics are funded. DNAinfo

RACE IS ON A controversial school rezoning on the Upper West Side could have consequences for City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal as she seeks reelection. Rosenthal backed the rezoning, which was meant to relieve overcrowding and help integrate a few schools. City Limits

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA The Stuyvesant High School alumni association is steeped in infighting, with accusations of a shady financial dealings. New York TimesBloomberg

TOUGH LESSON Two teachers and an education department computer systems manager were reprimanded by the Conflicts of Interest Board. New York Daily NewsNew York Post 

BELOVED BENEFACTOR Donald Spiro, a Wagner College trustee who donated millions to his alma mater, died Sunday. Staten Island Advance

ACROSS THE AISLE Opinion: Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz “hides behind the cloak of ‘bipartisanship’” while ignoring issues that impact her school community. Gotham Gazette

GOOD NEIGHBORS A recent study shows that proximity to a charter school leads to better outcomes for students in traditional public schools. New York Daily News, Chalkbeat (July 28)

‘BLOOD MONEY’ In a private meeting of education leaders, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said charter schools should not accept federal funding if President Trump’s proposed education budget cuts went through. The episode highlights widening differences within the progressive education reform movement. Chalkbeat