TOUGH TALK Two of New York state’s top education officials offered unusually blistering remarks Wednesday on a range of topics including SUNY’s proposal to let some charter schools certify their own teachers, and the controversy surrounding Success Academy chairman Dan Loeb. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News, City & State

HEALTH MATTERS Mental health services in Manhattan often fall short of students’ needs, according to a report from Borough President Gale Brewer. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON In the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, Queens teacher Vivett Dukes argues that teachers of all backgrounds need to be better equipped to talk about race with their students. Chalkbeat 

DESEGREGATION DILEMMA Poor black and Hispanic students who attended a more integrated school in Silicon Valley were more likely to go to college, but also more likely to be arrested. Chalkbeat

NEW TECH A dozen new schools will begin offering computer science classes this fall under the city’s Computer Science for All program. New York Daily News

JOB HUNT The NYPD is hosting a job fair Monday for prospective crossing guards. Staten Island Advance

HOMELESS CRISIS A new study finds that homelessness could soon affect one in seven New York City elementary students. New York 1, Mother Jones