THE STATS The city is touting data showing that more students applied to struggling high schools that are getting more resources — but there’s a catch. Chalkbeat

ALBANY ASPIRATION Cynthia Nixon, the “Sex and the City” actress who has been a spokesperson for the Alliance for Quality Education, announced a bid to unseat N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Chalkbeat

FLASHBACK: Watch Nixon passionately defended her daughter’s Upper West Side school against a planned move in 2008 — launching her education advocacy. Chalkbeat

BABY STEPS New York City city could have a harder time expanding preschool for 3-year-olds than it did for 4-year-olds, but it’s giving itself more time. City & State

SHADE U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is not “ready for prime time,” according to Success Academy CEO (and onetime candidate for DeVos’s job) Eva Moskowitz. Chalkbeat

ED SEC WATCH DeVos is testifying in Congress today about the U.S. education department’s budget, which includes cost-cutting moves that the federal budget office opposes. New York Times

HOMESCHOOLING A new company wants to help teachers turn their apartments into micro-preschools. NY1

GETTING TO SCHOOL Longer commutes are one consequence of increased school choice, and students of color are disproportionately taking on the burden, according to a new report. U.S. News

THE VIEW FROM OKLAHOMA What it looks and feels like to teach in Oklahoma, where teachers who have not received raises for a decade are readying for a possible strike. New York Times