The principal of the Bronx High School of science plans to retire this year, but the Department of Education says her decision has nothing to do with the controversy over her leadership of the selective school.
The Democrats running for mayor have appeared before the teachers' union and various community groups. On Tuesday, some of them addressed an auditorium of parents organized by a group that supports charter schools.
The Department of Education won a lawsuit brought by parents who claimed the election process for Community Education Councils was unfair. The suit had prevented the city from announcing the names of the winners.
Anthony Weiner appeared in his first debate since joining the race for mayor last week. The topic was education and the former congressman staked out a position slightly to the right of his fellow Democrats.
Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, one of the Democrats running for mayor, said mayoral control could be in jeopardy when it comes up for renewal if there are not "tweaks" made to Mayor Bloomberg's education reforms.
City students who apply to a charter school now have a 27 percent chance of getting in, as more of the privately managed public schools take root. But there's still a waiting list of more than 50,000 students.