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Rise & Shine: D.C. schools plan centers on instruction, closures

  • D.C.’s new five-year plan for its schools emphasizes instruction and closures. (Washington Post)
  • The city will give credit to high schools for students who enter the military after all. (GothamSchools)
  • For students with disabilities, the state’s longer-than-ever exams can be even longer. (GothamSchools)
  • Four Fordham HS of the Arts students are performing in a national monologue competition. (Daily News)
  • Kindergarten wait lists are, as always, especially long in some Brooklyn neighborhoods. (Daily News)
  • Feverish fundraising means a Brooklyn Catholic school will stay open. (NY1Daily News, PostTimes)
  • Boston is giving bonuses to school workers who help clear a growing special ed backlog. (Boston Globe)