MAYORAL CONTROL State lawmakers have not managed to settle their differences to pass a deal on mayoral control of New York City schools. In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo called on lawmakers to return to Albany to pass a deal. Wall Street JournalNew York TimesNew York Daily News, New York Post, Fox 5 New YorkNewsday, Associated Press

Senate Republicans want concessions on charter schools from de Blasio if mayoral control is renewed. But the schools could still face hurdles even if it isn’t. New York Post

Opinion: What parents and elected officials should be prepared to do at this point in the mayoral control fight. New York Daily News

LOOKING AHEAD Chancellor Carmen Fariña could conceivably be replaced if mayoral control expires. We asked the borough presidents if they’ll commit to keeping her in place. Chalkbeat

And if the old Board of Education system was reinstated, what would it mean for Mayor Bill de Blasio? New York Post

RULE REFORM The State Education Department decreased the period teachers must wait to discuss Regents exam questions online. Chalkbeat

MORE OVERSIGHT City officials and independent watchdogs are calling for more transparency on education department contracts. Gotham Gazette

FREE LUNCH New York City officials announced Thursday that the city’s free lunch summer program will start on June 29. Patch

ON CAMERA A bill to install more speed cameras near school zones has stalled in the state Senate. New York Post

MEASURING UP Some states are proposing measuring academic growth through a hybrid approach that combines both growth and proficiency, but some experts question the move. Chalkbeat

WEEKEND READ Check out “An Education U-Turn,” our week-long series on how Mayor Bill de Blasio has transformed the New York City school system. Chalkbeat