MAYORAL CONTROL The state Senate and Assembly reached a deal to renew mayoral control for two years at a special legislative session called by Governor Andrew Cuomo this week. Chalkbeat, New York Times, New York Post, CBS New York, DNAinfo, Reuters, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, WNYT, Politico, The 74, Ed Week, Gotham GazetteNewsday

Sources say Blasio also agreed to “do more to help charter schools open or expand” in New York City, though that was not part of the official bill. New York Post

GRAD TIME The Bronx Academy for Software Engineering graduated its first cohort of seniors on Wednesday, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. shared his own story in a commencement speech. Chalkbeat

FREE LUNCH The city’s free summer meal program kicked off on Thursday. New York Daily News

CIVIL RIGHTS Opinion: With Washington rolling back protections for students, New York state must take the lead on civil rights. Gotham Gazette

INTEGRATION Why it will take more than a diversity plan to integrate the city’s public schools. Village Voice

STABBING INCIDENT A man that attacked students at John Jay High School had been arrested nine times previously. DNAinfo

RETIRING Two long-time high school principals on Staten Island are leaving their positions. Staten Island Advance

CODE FOR FREE A free-of-charge coding school in New York City is trying out new funding methods. Wall Street Journal