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Rise & Shine: Safety concerns avert school closures in Chicago

  • High schools in eight states, but not New York, will start letting kids graduate after 10th grade. (Times)
  • City Council speaker Christine Quinn will push GED improvements in a major speech today. (NY1)
  • The brand-new Hebrew Language Academy charter school has a diverse student body. (Forward)
  • Chicago won’t close five schools due to the gang conflicts doing so would cause. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • The city’s Young Women’s Leadership schools are being exported to Baltimore. (Baltimore Sun)
  • One in five New Jersey schools have no poor students, giving the state the highest wealth gap. (Times)
  • A majority of California school districts have refused to sign the state’s Race to the Top bid. (L.A. Times)