Friday roundup: Rise in D.C. school enrollment; D.C. to give charter schools hand with facility costs; D.C. Council schedules hearings on school closures; High-ranking D.C. schools official leaving for N.Y.

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Here's our picks for the top education stories of the week.

A Washington Post article stated that the number of students enrolled in public and public charter schools in the District rose 5 percent this fall, to nearly 81,000 students, the highest level in more than a decade, according to raw enrollment numbers.

The District has agreed to pay for charter-school facilities costs that are currently paid for with federal funds, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Thursday. Read more here.

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has scheduled two mid-November hearings to give the public a chance to comment on school closures in the city. Click here to see more detail on this issue.

The Mayor’s office announced last week that Deputy Mayor for Education De'Shawn Wright is leaving his post to become the highest education official in New York. 

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