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DC releases list of schools planned for closing

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/20614320/dc-releases-list-of-schools-planned-for-closing#ixzz2ILEHjA7p

WASHINGTON, DC -

The D.C. Public School system released its plans to close schools.

Chancellor Kaya Henderson argues: it costs more money (per student) to keep under-enrolled schools open than she is comfortable with. Henderson says she would rather close under attended schools, and invest in educational programs elsewhere.

In a press release Henderson said, “The plan will consolidate 15 schools, 13 at the end of the 2012-2013 school year and two at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Additionally, there are several expanded quality program offerings as part of the plan.”

The Chancellor does not want D.C. to dispose of the buildings to be closed. Demographers believe the 20-somethings who have moved into the city in recent years will soon be starting families. That means demand for public schools might increase in coming years.

The 13 schools that will be consolidated at the end of the 2012-2013 school year are:

 


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