On Education

May 2009

Obama Looks at Closing (and Reopening) Failing Schools

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President Obama is planning to use a special $5 billion federal school turnaround program to prod local officials to reshape—and in some cases close and reopen—failing schools. The changes could consist of replacing teachers and principals or turning schools into charter school programs.

The goal is ...

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public schools
Obama, Barack
Obama administration
Duncan, Arne
Department of Education