Rise & Shine: Students applying to NYC schools hit admissions deadline

COLLEGE READY? Advocates say the high school application process is frustrating at best, and most city high schools aren’t preparing students well for college. DNAinfo

KINDERGARTEN KIDS The city’s kindergarten enrollment period is officially underway. Here’s what you need to know. Brooklyn Daily Eagle

SUSPENSIONS DOWN New York City school suspensions dropped by nearly 16% in 2015-16 compared to the previous school year, according to an analysis the New York Civil Liberties Union. New York Daily News

DESEGREGATING SCHOOLS City Councilman Ritchie Torres and WNYC reporter Yasmeen Khan discuss recent efforts to diversify city schools. WNYC

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT Flushing High School in Queens, part of the state’s struggling schools program, failed to meet even half its indicator targets last year. Times Ledger

CREEPY CRAWLIES While most city cafeterias are sanitary and rodent-free, a new report found that some are home to mice, roaches and flies. New York Daily News, NY1, NBC New York

HANDS OFF A male nurse was busted for groping a nine-year-old student at Manhattan’s P.S. 96. New York Post

BAD MOVE A student at Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood, Brooklyn was caught trying to bring two air pistols to school. New York Daily News

SEX ED The city’s curriculum for teaching sex education includes a demonstration of condom usage. New York Daily News