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Archive - Nov 13, 2012


DCPS to Close 20 Schools

DC Public Schools (DCPS) will close 20 schools in Wards 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced at a press briefing this morning. The majority will be closed at the end of the 2012-13 school year. These include eight elementary schools, four middle schools, one high school and three special education campuses. Nearly half of the proposed schools are in Wards 7 and 8.

Chancellor Henderson presented several reasons for consolidation: