Lights Off: Practice and Impact of Closing Low-Performing Schools

For decades, communities across the country have grappled with the problem of public K-12 schools that do not deliver high-quality education to the students they serve. After more than a decade of school-based accountability, policymakers have increasingly realized that there are limits to how much effort should be made to turn around a low-performing school. Many education leaders feel a strong sense of urgency that the life chances of the students enrolled in these schools are diminished with each year of continued operation and endorse closure of those schools.

 

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