After some very public bickering with Mayor Bloomberg, the State Senate is expected to vote on approving mayoral control of the NYC public school system today. Mayoral control, which Mayor Blomberg claims has improved the state of the schools (the public approves, too), expired while the State Senate was feuding, prompting the city to reinstate the Board of Ed. Now, the Senate will pass mayoral control with additional amendments including ones giving parents some more say (more details here)—but the only question is whether Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will be onboard, since the Assembly passed a version of mayoral control without the amendments.