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5 failing South Florida schools face closure

Five troubled South Florida schools have been told to turn things around -- or they might be closed at the end of the year.


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Failing Dade and Broward schools may be forced to close

They have new principals, new technology and new game plans.

All of that still might not be enough.

Five long-struggling schools into which Miami-Dade and Broward counties have already poured money and energy have just one more chance.

If they don't earn at least a C grade from the state and improve students' FCAT scores in math and reading, they face being closed at the end of the year.

''This is like making a 45-degree turn on the Titanic when the iceberg is ahead,'' Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said, but he believes the schools can make that turn.

Four of the schools are in Miami-Dade: Miami Central Senior High, Miami Edison Senior High, Holmes Elementary and Liberty City Elementary. The fifth, Larkdale Elementary, is in Broward. [More…]



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