Rise & Shine: Lawmakers return to Albany for special session on mayoral control

SPECIAL SESSION Governor Cuomo called lawmakers back to Albany for a special session on mayoral control, starting Wednesday at 1 p.m. Chalkbeat, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Politico, Associated Press, CBS New YorkCapital Tonight, NY1

Some lawmakers want to make sure there are other issues on the table. New York Post

PASS IT NOW Opinion: Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, argues that schools are doing better because of mayoral control and students will suffer if it’s not extended. New York Daily News

Opinion: Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan should agree to the one-year extension. New York Daily News

LAWSUIT NARROWED A lawsuit over how much funding school districts in the state receive was dealt a setback in court on Tuesday when it was narrowed to New York City and Syracuse. New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Law Journal

COLLEGE ACCESS A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools finds that more students are attending college, but many end up in debt and without a degree. Chalkbeat

RATING CHARTERS A recent report from CREDO at Stanford University reveals which New York City charter networks outperform their peers. Chalkbeat

SUMMER BREAK Chancellor Carmen Fariña left the country for Spain Monday night, two days before the end of classes. New York Daily News

FIRST PERSON Josephine Ishmon, a member of the District 2 Community Education Council weighs in on the mayor’s diversity plan, urging stronger action. Chalkbeat

TEACHER TURNOVER Opinion: Peter Cunningham, executive director of Education Post, argues that high teacher turnover at charter schools is less important than the schools’ overall performance. New York Daily News

TEACHERS FIRED The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice in the Bronx abruptly fired 11 of its 15 teachers, according to a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board. New York Daily News

NEW PRINCIPAL Parents at P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights fear that Chancellor Fariña will block the appointment of Patricia Peterson as their new principal. DNAinfo

MAYOR AND YESHIVAS Opinion: Mayor Bill de Blasio should do more to ensure that yeshivas are providing an adequate education. New York Daily News

CLASS OF 2017 A big graduation day on Staten Island saw 3,200 students at different schools receive diplomas. Staten Island Advance

A group of graduating seniors who met through a college-prep program shared their thoughts on school equity with The Bell podcast. WNYC, Chalkbeat (May 17)

Even with a high share of homeless students, Broome Street Academy’s graduation rate rivals the citywide average. WNYC

ART CLASS Ruby Singh, an art teacher at Achievement First Brownsville Middle School, brings serious subjects like mass incarceration and poverty into her lessons. New York Daily News

ON DISPLAY More than two dozen public school students from across the city had their art displayed in Times Square last week. Queens Courier

WHITFIELD WAY The street corner outside P.S. 44 on Staten Island was named “Principal Rhonda M. Whitfield Way” for the longtime educator. Staten Island Advance

GUN AT SCHOOL A 12-year-old allegedly brought a handgun to his Brooklyn school in his backpack, according to police. New York Post, NY1

SCHOOL INTEGRATION Elite public schools are hailed for helping exceptional students, but they often lack diversity. PBS Newshour

PARENTS INVOLVED Rethinking the landmark Supreme Court decision on school desegregation on its 10-year anniversary. American Prospect