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Rise & Shine: Alarm at number of mental health school 911 calls

  • One in four school 911 calls, last year, or 3,600, were for non-suicide mental health issues. (Daily News)
  • Chancellor Walcott said he would seek to fire a dean caught on tape beating a student. (Daily News)
  • Two dozen students got high school diplomas on Rikers Island, where they are inmates. (Reuters)
  • As schools let out for summer, some schools and teachers are prepping for turnaround upheaval. (NY1)
  • The UFT and city announced grants to help schools serve communities. (GothamSchools, SchoolBook)
  • Teachers at hundreds of city schools canceled classes to get extra training this week. (GothamSchools)
  • A parent from Brooklyn’s P.S. 9 laments the school’s surprising loss of federal Title I funding. (Times)
  • Michael Benjamin: Unequal enforcement of the school cell phone ban means it should end. (Post)
  • More than a thousand academics have signed a letter against the rise of high-stakes tests. (Daily News)
  • Nashville denied a proposal for a charter school that would open in a middle-class part of the city. (WSJ)
  • Illinois could reduce the promised return from its teacher pension system, high at 8.5 percent. (WSJ)