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Michigan takes new approach in closing failing schools

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Michigan’s School Reform Office has warned failing schools that they could be shut down by next June – more than 100 of them.

Erin Einhorn, editor at Chalkbeat Detroit, published an article breaking down the effects of closing schools with poor testing results, including more than 40 in Detroit.

Using recent state exam scores as their metric, the office will inform each school by the end of 2016 if their doors will close.

Einhorn joined us to explain the new behavior from the School Reform Office and what it means for a failing school’s community.

GUEST Erin Einhorn is the editor for Chalkbeat Detroit.

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