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October 25, 2014
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Bloomberg opening 54 schools, closing 23, this year

By Lisa M. Collins

Mayor Bloomberg announced he’s opening 54 public schools this year (24 charter; 30 Dept. of Ed), and closing 23, that the city has deemed as failing the students who attend them.

In his tenure, he’s closed 140 schools and opened 589 new ones. Commonly, the schools share space with other schools in a single building, something the city dubs “colocation.”

Recently, the city decided to keep open seven schools that had been on the closure list, including two in Cobble Hill—The School for Global Studies (at Court and Baltic, it’s housed in the same building that will house the new Success Academy Charter School elementary) and the Cobble Hill School of American Studies, because they have improved recently.

 

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