SCHOOL FOR DADS Steven Robles struggled in school, but he recently graduated from the Fatherhood Academy with his high school equivalency diploma in hand. Chalkbeat

ADDRESSING ANXIETY Opinion: A student describes her experience with anxiety at school, and how other students like her can be helped. Chalkbeat

MAYORAL CONTROL In an interview Thursday afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed doubts that the law giving Mayor Bill de Blasio control over New York City’s school system would be renewed before the end of the legislative session next week. New York Daily News

Cuomo also suggested a compromise that would give de Blasio a three-year extension of mayoral control in exchange for raising the charter school cap. New York Post

Opinion: The drawn-out fight over mayoral control draws attention away from classrooms and students.  amNew York

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES Immigrant students in New York City’s public schools often face struggles that their peers don’t. New York Daily News

HEALTH IN SIGHT A bill passed by the City Council Thursday would require all results of school cafeteria health inspections to be posted online. New York Daily News

DANGER READY P.S. 207 in the Bronx won an emergency preparedness award. Bronx Times

ANIMAL FARM A Bronx teacher could face charges for allegedly running a cockfighting farm. New York Daily News

COMFORT DOG One school on the Upper West Side now has a therapy dog, which is used to soothe students throughout the school day. NBC New York

SCHOOL FUNDING Opinion: Though New York outspends other states in per-pupil spending, that money is not producing the necessary results. New York Post

TEACHER SHORTAGE A new report from the New York State United Teachers union says New York state could face a teacher shortage in the coming years. NBC New York

CHARTER QUESTIONS As charter schools continue to expand throughout the country, here are some questions researchers should ask when considering their performance. Chalkbeat