AN EDUCATION U-TURN The role of principals has changed dramatically under Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Here’s how that has played out in schools. Chalkbeat

COUNTDOWN With just days to go in the legislative session, mayoral control of schools still hangs in the balance. De Blasio held a rally at City Hall on Monday to push for an extension. New York TimesWNYC, Wall Street Journal, NY1, New York Post, City & State

The mayor also recently made the case for extending mayoral control at a Brooklyn church. NY1

What happens if mayoral control expires? In the short term, experts say, “It’s not a disaster.” New York Daily News

School children were used as “props” at a City Hall press conference where de Blasio called for an extension of mayoral control. New York Post

Opinion: The mayor should back a compromise to preserve his control over schools. New York Post

Opinion: With charter schools a sticking point of the debate, State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan writes that “charter schools are public schools and they deserve our respect and attention.”  New York Post

Opinion: As de Blasio fights to keep mayoral control, one Brooklyn dad says the mayor should keep charter school students in mind. The 74

UNEQUAL ACCESS Students recently shared their stories about how hard it is to find a school that is accessible to people who have physical disabilities. WNYC, Chalkbeat (June 14)

PICKING A SCHOOL Haby Sondo, a student from the South Bronx, says it wasn’t that hard to earn a top high school diploma. After navigating the high school admissions process on her own, she landed in a school that felt like “middle school part two.” WNYC, Chalkbeat (May 17)

LOOKING UP Eva Moskowitz, who heads Success Academy, has taken some unpopular political stances as she sets her sights on becoming a national force in education reform. Politico

TRY AGAIN Opinion: The city’s recently-released school diversity plans reveals a strategy that is “thin and amateurish.” City Limits

SOMETHING FISHY After incubating trout in their classroom, fourth-grade students at P.S. 57 on Staten Island released the fish into Cross River. Staten Island Advance