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Josh Penafiel hopes to graduate this summer.

Before and After Aspirations: The Legacy of a School Closing

Josh Penafiel dropped out of his East New York high school after it was closed by the New York City Department of Education several years ago. Now he’s trying to get his diploma, but time is running out.

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Transitions: The Human Cost of School Closings

Caught in the middle of a school reform battle over closures and phase-outs are the students, staff and administrators whose lives and educational careers are disrupted. These are their stories.

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Transitions: A Parent and Student’s Account of School’s Closure

When Believe Southside’s charter was revoked in June 2012, Tonia Hucey had to find a new school for her son, Skylar. Here is their story.

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Transitions: A Principal Reflects on Her School’s Closure

Like their counterparts at the 49 other schools in New York City that were closing or phasing out in 2012, Believe Southside’s staff and students were forced into transition. Here is that story from the perspective of Believe Southside’s principal, Shannon Browne.

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Philadelphia Officials Approve Closure of 23 Schools

Philadelphia officials approved plans to close 23 schools on Thursday in a bid to cut the city’s budget deficit and eliminate underused schools, reported the New York Times.  The widely-opposed vote drew 500 protesters, who gathered outside the Philadelphia School District’s headquarters and blocked major roads in the city. The closures will affect students in […]

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