NYC plans closure of four struggling schools

Four struggling New York City schools will be shut down, officials announced Wednesday, joining 91 city schools that have closed since 2002. More announcements on school closures -- which must be approved by a panel -- are expected in coming weeks. "We know that in these schools, as in schools citywide, our teachers and administrators are working very hard," one official said. "This proposal is a reflection of our belief that in some schools there is simply not the capacity to fulfill our promise to kids to prepare them for the future."

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