CHANCELLOR CHAT Opinion: Chancellor Carmen Fariña spells out why she thinks losing mayoral control would be “devastating” for New York City schools. Chalkbeat

CLOCK TICKING It is the last week of the legislative session and lawmakers have yet to extend mayoral control of New York City schools. Wall Street Journal, NY1, Politico New York, Associated Press, New York Times

Opinion: Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan writes, “the case for mayoral control is clear.” New York Daily News 

Editorial: Senate Republicans must act now to extend mayoral control of city schools. New York Daily News

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan criticized Mayor de Blasio for his resistance to charter schools. New York Post

On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said mayoral control “does not have the support to pass.” New York Post

Mayor Bill de Blasio made the case on Sunday that the city would face “corruption and chaos” if lawmakers did not extend mayoral control. amNY

If mayoral control expires, it could cost the city $1.6 billion over 10 years. New York Daily News

Even the Republican running against Mayor Bill de Blasio said lawmakers should extend mayoral control of city schools. New York Daily News

NEW SCHOOL The city is looking to build a new elementary school in Sunset Park. DNAinfo

SCHOOL INTEGRATION In an interview, NY1 anchor Errol Louis discusses school segregation. City & State

ADVANCED CLASSES A teacher at Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language is helping immigrant students take Advanced Placement classes. New York Daily News

COACH RESIGNS An assistant coach had to resign after students said he took poolside pictures of them. New York Post

TRASH PILE A cleaning crew dumped trash at George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. New York Post

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING A high school in Staten Island forged a partnership with the New York Giants to help students with character development. Staten Island Advance

PAY DAY As school spending rises, the teachers union benefits. New York Post

A large percentage of DOE spending goes to pension benefits for education department employees and retirees. New York Post