NEEDING SPACE Success Academy had hoped to have its requests for space for new middle schools answered by September, and is putting pressure on the city since that deadline has passed. Chalkbeat

MISSING MANDATE New York City isn’t following state mandates when it comes to sex education, according to a comptroller’s report. NY 1, Pix 11ABC 7CBS New York

Opinion: Louise Marchena of Planned Parenthood of New York City lays out why the lack of sex ed matters. City Limits

KEEP IT CLEAN Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill requiring school cafeterias to post health inspection reports online. New York Daily News

PLAYING CATCH UP New York City high school graduates spend $63 million a year on remedial courses once they get to CUNY, according to a report by StudentsFirstNY. New York Post

WRITE IT OFF Sen. Chuck Schumer reminded teachers to take advantage of a federal tax break for back-to-school supplies. Staten Island Advance

FACT OR FICTION? Opinion: Despite reports to the contrary, there is no teacher shortage. New York Post

COLLEGE PREP Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña explains the city’s College Access for All initiative. Amsterdam News

FREE LUNCH Opinion: The argument that providing free school lunch to all students will reduce stigma in the cafeteria “strains credulity. Wall Street Journal 

CLEAN AND SOBER U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit an Indiana high school for students who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Chalkbeat

BEST OF BOTH Efforts to “raise the bar” for teaching certification can clash with efforts to recruit more teachers of color to the profession. A new report lays out ways to do both. Chalkbeat