• State Senate Republicans say they will not consider a bill to curtail mayoral control in the city. (Post)
  • The state’s teachers union has given $85,000 to State Senate Democrats in the last month. (Post)
  • Michael Powell: The city’s school closure policies trap needy students in withering schools. (Times)
  • Some parents are boycotting state tests that start today. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook, Daily News)
  • The test scores carry higher stakes this year because many districts are using them to rate teachers. (AP)
  • The city’s deputy chancellor for students with special needs is retiring. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook)
  • A family says it will sue over P.S. 197’s handling of an autistic kindergartener’s tantrum. (Daily News)
  • A school-board fight in Jersey City, N.J., has turned into a showdown between mayoral supporters. (WSJ)
  • Brooklyn’s I.S. 318, a middle school, won a national high school chess championship. (SchoolBook)
  • Students at LaGuardia High School were offered grief counseling after a teacher was killed. (NY1)
  • An ex-teacher at a private school was charged with having sexual relations with a student. (Times, AP)
  • Kindergarten waiting lists are longer at perennially overcrowded Queens schools this year. (Daily News)