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Rise & Shine: Tuesday, 12/9

  • Even the woman who wrote the book on applying to high school finds the process overwhelming. (Times)
  • The DOE recently expanded one of the schools it’s now closing. (Daily News)
  • Some teenagers take classes on how to interact with school safety agents. (City Limits)
  • Kids in District 13 are trying out new lessons — in disaster management. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  • The head of the State Senate ed committee is looking into 4-day school weeks. (The Independent)
  • The Gates Foundation announced its first grants to bolster community colleges. (Times)
  • George Bush’s effects on schools will persist even after he has left the White House. (Education Week)
  • Los Angeles’s embattled schools chief, David Brewer, is accepting a buyout package. (L.A. Times)
  • In D.C., Teach For America preschool teachers appear to be making a difference. (Education Week)
  • The D.C. schools are trying to crack down on suspensions. (Washington Post)
  • The Chicago Tribune gives Obama the go-ahead on poaching schools chief Arne Duncan.