OPEN QUESTION In New York City, 25 schools will find out if they will be taken over or face closure under state law — but the state has not acted aggressively in the past, so many of the schools could be spared. Chalkbeat

FAMILY MATTERS Two New York City teachers took their demands for paid maternity leave to union leaders after their online petition garnered 80,000 signatures. United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew reportedly told one of the teachers, “We will get this done.” Chalkbeat

TOUGH TALK The Republican nominee for mayor said she would make it easier to suspend 5-year-olds and install metal detectors in schools as part of her plan for discipline and safety. Her proposals come on the heels of a fatal stabbing at a Bronx high school. New York PostStaten Island AdvanceamNewYork

TOP TALENT The New York Daily News on Thursday honored outstanding city teachers as Hometown Heroes. Among the award-winners was a Rikers Island teacher who helps 98 percent of her students pass their high school diploma equivalency exams. New York Daily News

Here’s a look at some of the other winners. New York Daily News

MONEY WOES Despite an alumni base of successful graduates, Stuyvesant High School has struggled to fundraise. Bloomberg Businessweek

ENDING DACA Young people who are protected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals had until Thursday to renew their status after the Trump administration moved to end a program that provides protection from deportation for immigrants who were brought to the country as children. New York Daily News

Advocates rallied for an extension of the protections without funding for a border wall. Staten Island Advance

LAB DELAYED A Manhattan high school is waiting for its science lab to be renovated. Without the lab, students could be at risk of not earning credits needed for graduation. New York Post

APP FOR THAT Staten Island and Brooklyn students can participate in a competition to create an app. Staten Island Advance

EAT YOUR VEGGIES An elementary school in Brooklyn is the third in New York City to adopt a vegetarian lunch menu. DNAinfo

GUN FOUND A 13-year-old student is accused of bringing a gun to school in the Bronx. Police say the boy said he was bullied. NY1New York Post

STUDENT STABBED A student was stabbed outside of his Brooklyn high school. NY1, New York Daily News

ALLEGATION DISMISSED Sex crime charges against a teaching assistant were dropped. New York Daily News

PAY UP A study found that teenagers in countries with higher teacher pay are more likely to be interested in a career in teaching. Chalkbeat

MOVIE TIME On Monday, the youth organization YVote and the JCC’s Center for Civic Responsibility will host a free screening of the upcoming film Marshall, which tells the story of the early career of the first African American Supreme Court Justice. RSVP here.