Panel Set to Vote on Fate of 25 Struggling City Schools

The fate of 25 low-performing schools hangs in the balance this week as the Department of Education waits for the go-ahead to gradual phase-out and replace those schools beginning this fall.


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Members of New York City's Panel for Educational Policy will hold two public votes -- on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The proposals have sharply divided some communities because many parents and teachers believe their schools should be saved rather than closed.