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Rise & Shine: How does the city decide which struggling ‘Renewal’ schools to close?

CLOSURES AHEAD As education officials plan to close more struggling schools in the city’s flagship turnaround program, here’s what you can expect based on the nine Renewal schools that have closed so far. Chalkbeat

GUN SCARE After a 15-year-old student at Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton High School reported that she saw another student with a gun, the school was placed on lockdown and swarmed by police. But no gun was recovered and classes resumed in the afternoon. New York Daily News, NY1,Patch, ABC 7

SAFETY TRANSFER Hundreds of students were allowed to transfer to a different school during the 2015-16 school year due to safety concerns, city data show. NY1

NEW GOALS The Center for an Urban Future’s Tom Hilliard argues that rising graduation rates in New York City means there should be more focus on making sure students are actually earning college degrees. WNYC

LANGUAGE SKILLS Two Queens lawmakers met with education department officials to push for more Korean dual language programs. TimesLedger

NO MORE Opinion: Parents at Brooklyn’s P.S. 306, a Renewal school, argue the turnaround program shouldn’t be expanded until they’ve figured out how to improve the schools that are already participating. Bklyner