COMPUTER COUP Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city has raised $20 million in private funding for its high-profile Computer Science for All initiative. Chalkbeat, NY1, Education World

PARTY PICS More than 100 education-world insiders attended Chalkbeat’s Back-to-School Social Wednesday night. Here’s a peek. Chalkbeat

MORE CHARTERS Editorial: The leaders of charter school networks call on the city to double the number of seats in charter schools citywide by 2020. New York Daily News

BULLYING STATS An analysis by Families for Excellent Schools found that 961 out of 1,805 city schools reported no bullying in 2014-15, calling the stats into question. New York Daily News

FIRST PERSON What would it feel like to walk through a scanner every day at school? A Bronx teacher asked his students that question. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL THREAT Lincoln High School in Coney Island was briefly placed on lockdown after a prank caller threatened to “shoot up” the school. New York Daily News

GUN AT SCHOOL A Bronx student asked a school safety officer to watch his bag, which contained a gun and four bullets. New York Daily News

WORD PLAY A Manhattan private school has a unique approach to helping students with learning disabilities. New York Times

TESTING TWEAKS Under a contract approved Wednesday, Pearson will continue to provide the Standardized High School Admissions Test, but tie the exam more closely to classroom learning.  New York Daily News

NEW ADS The United Federation of Teachers is spending more than $1 million on an advertising campaign highlighting the dedication of the city’s teachers. New York Daily News

SCHOOL SITE A maritime-themed middle school to be located on the grounds of Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island seems to be moving forward. Staten Island Advance

ICYMI Think older and younger students shouldn’t be in school together? Think again. Chalkbeat (Sept. 20), The Atlantic

PAY BOOST Voters in Colorado support raises for early childhood education providers, especially once they hear how little they make. Chalkbeat

COPS IN SCHOOLS A University of Delaware professor says police officers in schools shouldn’t be expected to act as mental-health professionals. Chalkbeat