ORAL HISTORY The Upper West Side’s P.S. 191 has been at the center of two bitter debates about school integration — fifty years apart. Chalkbeat interviewed current and former parents, students and staffers to compile an oral history of its integration struggles, past and present. Chalkbeat

LOW BAR The goals for school integration in the city’s new diversity plan are so modest that they would likely by achieved by virtue of shifting demographics alone, according to new report. Chalkbeat, New York TimesNew York Daily News

GYM CLASS Nearly half of New York City’s students are missing out on legally required physical education, according to a new report, including a greater share of black students and those with disabilities. ChalkbeatNew York Daily News

MAYORAL CONTROL At 1 a.m. Thursday morning, the state Assembly passed a bill that would extend mayoral control for two years — without sweeteners for charter schools — setting the stage for a deal before the end of the week. Chalkbeat, Politico New York, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Times

The legislature reconvened Wednesday for a special session focused on mayoral control. ReutersNew York 1

Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed optimism Wednesday that a special session in Albany would result in a renewal of his control of New York City’s schools. New York Post 

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Manhattan’s Broome Street Charter Academy serves some of the city’s neediest students — but the community school is still managing to get most of its students to graduation. Hechinger Report 

CHOICE REJECTION The School Leadership Team at the sought-after P.S. 321 in Park Slope argued in a letter to top officials that District 15 should eliminate screened schools in favor of a more equitable distribution of students. DNAinfo

SCHOOL SCARE A 20-year-old was arrested for reportedly stabbing a teenager outside the John Jay educational campus in Brooklyn. DNAinfo, Pix 11

TOUGH TALK A group of students wrote blunt letters about race and inequity to leaders of the high schools they are leaving. WNYC

APPLICATION ADVANTAGE More than 36,000 low income students filled out CUNY applications without paying the $65 fee, a huge increase over previous years. New York 1

NO SHOWS Wednesday was the last day of school, but many took the day off — including schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Pix 11

GRADUATION DAY About 126 Students from CSI High School for International Studies on Staten Island graduated Wednesday. Staten Island Advance

TEACHING TEACHING Residency programs for teachers are all the rage, but the evidence that they produce more effective teaching — at least in the short run — is mixed. Chalkbeat