TOWN HALL Parents peppered Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña with questions about the city’s school safety and anti-bullying policies during a 90 minute forum Monday, where the mayor insisted that the school system overall is still safe despite last week’s fatal stabbing inside a Bronx classroom. Chalkbeat, Wall Street Journal, New York Post

TEACHER TRAINING During the forum, Fariña said all schools would use time on Mondays designated for teacher training to discuss bullying and conflict de-escalation techniques for at least three weeks. New York Times

‘INTERACTIVE LEARNING’ Some parents said schools did not respond aggressively enough to reports of bullying, while a mother from Bushwick said her child’s teacher struggled to maintain classroom order — to which Fariña said that sometimes what looks like a “wild” classroom is really just “interactive learning.” New York Daily News, NY1

‘HAPPY TALK’ Opinion: Errol Louis said the “antiseptic meeting” amounted to “happy talk,” where the mayor mainly defended his administration’s record on school safety and refused to acknowledge any evidence of problems. New York Daily News

ANOTHER KNIFE A custodian cleaning the classroom where one student was fatally stabbed last week and another seriously wounded found a second knife that police missed during their investigation; it was not connected to the attack. New York Post, CBS New York

TRANSFER TALLY About 77,800 New York City students — or nearly 9 percent of the total — switched schools during a single year, with far higher rates among students who moved, were homeless, or had been suspended, according to a new report. Chalkbeat

FREE COLLEGE At least 22,000 students will get free college tuition through the state’s new “Excelsior” scholarship, while another 23,000 will have their tuition paid through other types of state and federal aid. Chalkbeat

STILL WAITING Students at New York’s private universities, most of which are six weeks into the fall semester, have yet to hear whether or not they will receive funding from another new state tuition assistance program. Politico New York

RADIOGRAMS The radio club at the Garden School in Queens is sending messages known as “radiograms” to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, which has been mostly without power since Hurricane Maria struck the island. DNAinfo

FALLEN TEACHERS Several victims of the mass shooting Sunday at a music festival in Las Vegas were educators. Washington Post