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Focus on A Downsizing District

Playing with fire

Many warn that the plan to close 37 schools could spark violence between youth from rival neighborhoods.

by newsworks

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Charters loom large in school-closing debate

A coalition wants to stop charter expansion. District chief says he does too.


Closure savings are labor savings

The District says shuttering 37 schools will lower expenses by $28 million annually. But in the short run there are “substantial” transition costs.

by by Bill Hangley, Jr.

Where displaced teachers will land is uncertain

Although the contract offers a “right to follow” students, the reality is more complicated.


The transition: More promises than plans

Details are still sketchy about what will be done to give displaced students a better experience in their new schools.

by by Bill Hangley, Jr.

Change the dynamic