STRANGER THINGS The New York Civil Liberties Union urged the education department to drop what it called a “witch hunt” investigation of Brooklyn principal Jill Bloomberg, who is accused of promoting communism to students. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News

SHARK TANK A group of students showed off their mock startup ideas after completing a five-week program on environmental and nutritional science. Wall Street Journal

FIELD TRIP LAWSUIT A 10-year-old Staten Island student was attacked by a pig during a field trip to Vermont, according to a lawsuit filed against the city. New York Daily News, Staten Island Advance

CRIMINAL CHARGES A Brooklyn special education teacher — who is accused of slamming a student’s face into a radiator — was arraigned on criminal charges Thursday. New York Daily News, New York Post