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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.

BY KATHLEEN McGRORY AND NIRVI SHAH

nshah@MiamiHerald.com

 

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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